I am currently using Adobe Reader 9.2 on a windows xp system. For many years I had no trouble with Adobe Reader.
Currently many pdf files are completely unreadable, with some headers appearing normally, but most sections filled with garbage - random appearing ASCII characters. You can see this in the attached jpg file.
Oddly enough, if I copy part of the garbage text from Adobe Reader and paste it onto a text reader like Notepad, the text comes out perfectly readable. Also, pdf documents that are produced in a more photographic (non character) form are perfectly readable.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled adobe Reader twice with no change in program behavior. I assume that I have a mysterious font conflict, but I can't figure it out.
What is going on?
The files are not corrupted; if I forward an unreadable pdf to another email address and an unaffected computer, the pdf file is completely readable.
Attached is the header of a typical pdf file opened with a text reader.
May I ask what "pdf document" lead you to the fonts to install? I am facing a similar issue with "Times-Bold" font missing so AR 9.2 won't read it, but I can open up in Paint Shop Pro and it reads it fine, or I can copy and paste into Word or email and it is fine.