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english characters are encode incorrectly

Dec 9, 2012 1:45 AM

export a english page to pdf in indesign cs3 chinese version, why a few english characters are encode incorrectly?

 
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    Dec 9, 2012 7:37 PM   in reply to AA+

    Which ones? In which font are they set in InDesign? Can you post a screenshot of the resultant PDF with the dropped characters?

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 11:33 AM   in reply to AA+

    That is bizarre. I assume you are using a newish version of Frutiger here. It's not old an Postscript font, is it?

     

    You might want to try changing font embedding percentage - I've fixed similar problems by trying to avoid subsetting of fonts by setting embed percentage to 1%. But, really, that is one of those magical-thinking fixes, like toggling Tagged PDF state at export.

     

    How are you making this PDF? Is Distiller involved, or are you exporting?

     

    Can you share the PDF and/or INDD via Dropbox? (I'm only asking because I honestly have no idea why this is happening to you, and it's often easier for me to figure out this kind of thing by experimentation instead of by question/answer).

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:07 PM   in reply to AA+

    If you apply English as the language for the text, what do you get?

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:14 PM   in reply to AA+

    Try to turn off ligatures feature.

    Claudius

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:18 PM   in reply to Tom Usrey

    I think that it's already marked as English: UK. (Hey AA+, how did I do? )

     
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    Dec 11, 2012 10:11 AM   in reply to AA+

    Virus? No, I am pretty sure that it's not any kind malware.

     

    My gut feeling is that it is a combination of things, especially if it only happened once in one file. Happened to me all the time in the other direction (making Chinese PDFs with English InDesign CS3) that old Postscript fonts would drop a character if they appeared in a file with something in, say, one of the more obscure GB chraracter sets that was remapped to a CID encoding upon export to PDF.

     
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