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Re: Futura fonts

Christy was kind enough to email me a copy of the PDF file that
exhibited problems.

What I found was that the Futura fonts were in font Bitstream versions
of Futura. But that wasn't the problem!

The PDF files were created under Windows NT 4 and some other fonts
used as captions and footers ended up embedded as Type 3 bitmaps.
I could not determine the real source of those fonts, but in general
we really cannot recommend use of Windows NT 4 for production purposes
given its Type 1 font and PostScript-brain-dead characteristics which
result in very oddball situations like this occurring for apparently
no good reason, often quite randomly.

        - Dov

At 9/16/2003 09:51 AM, Dov Isaacs wrote:
>Christy & Scott,
>Perhaps you can provide some additional information about exactly
>what fonts you used, platform, etc. 
>"Futura" is a name for a series of fonts available from a number of
>sources, including but not limited to Adobe.
>At Adobe we are not aware of any "problems" of any type (pun intended)
>in use of any of the versions and styles of Futura that we license.
>Please feel free to send me any PDF sample that you believe may exhibit
>such a problem such that we can help you determine what the problem is.
>I would assume, by the way, that you embedded the fonts in the PDF file,
>        - Dov
>At 9/16/2003 06:17 AM, Scott White wrote:
>>We have used Futura and we had problems as well. We nixed that font.  
>>There are so many other fonts that work just fine we said, "Why bother."
>>On Monday, September 15, 2003, at 10:28  AM, Christy Graul wrote:
>>>Hi all. I am new to the list, so I apologize if this issue has already
>>>been discussed. Our group is creating a new Frame templates and we would
>>>like to use Futura fonts. We send our documents out as PDFs and want to
>>>make sure that all our users will be able to view this font. We have done
>>>some testing and so far, only one person has had trouble seeing the font.
>>>When they opened the PDF in Reader 6.0, the Futura font was hard to see
>>>(jagged edges and blurry). Has anyone else has an issue with this font?
>>>Could this be a problem with Reader or do you think it is a font issue?
>>>Thanks for your help!

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