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Re: font substitution by acroread

On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 06:32:13AM EST, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 17:12:54 -0500, Chris Jones wrote:


> > What I vaguely had in mind is that you select a given string or
> > paragraph, and you have an option called "Properties" maybe, that
> > tells you everything about said string/paragraph, including the font
> > family, style, etc. 
> The pdfedit tool can be used to do roughly that, but you still need to
> know a bit about the internals of PDF files: Pdfedit allows you to
> navigate the document tree of the PDF, so you can go to Pages >
> $PAGENUMBER > Dictionary > Resources > Font. This will show you a list
> of all the fonts used on that page; however, the names will be
> meaningless internal designations like "F5". You can further expand
> any such font entry to find its FontDescriptor, which (finally!) shows
> you font properties like FontName, FontWeight, ItalicAngle, etc.

Which is why having the pdf viewer do the work might not be a bad idea
after all :-)

> You can also mark a passage of text to see the associated Tf operators,
> which will tell you the internal name of the font, but then you still
> have to find out the real name by looking at the Resources of the page
> as described above.

Useful workaround, much appreciated.


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