Re: PDF reader that overrides fonts



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On 2008-06-06 14:24, Dotan Cohen wrote:
I have 20-odd PDF's that I must read. They have a terrible
handwritten-type font embedded in them and I cannot read them! The
PDFs are text, not images, as I've been able to copy the text and
paste to OpenOffice successfully. However, the documents are Materials
Engineering documents with charts and diagrams, so simply copying and
pasting the whole thing is unacceptable. Is there a PDF reader that
lets one override the embedded fonts?

If it's just that they look unreadable on screen, you could try a
different pdf reader. I've had the experience that some strange
bitmapped fonts look better on acroread (from [1]) than on kpdf, xpdf.

I don't know how to replace the fonts, but maybe you could have a look at:

pstoedit - a tool converting PostScript and PDF files into various
vector graphic formats

skencil, inkscape are programs to edit svg.

(Have not tried it myself)

HTH,

Johannes

[1] http://debian-multimedia.org
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