Reader cannot create pdf files. What software are you using to create pdf files. If you are using Windows and Office’s capabilities to create pdfs, then you need to ask Microsoft for help.
Your Mac as no issues with non-Western fonts if they are the correct type of non-Western fonts. What type of fonts are they (postscript, true type, unicode, opentype)?
I am saving a word document as a PDF - I guess Reader is just the program that opens the PDF... So this is a Microsoft question? I've never had a problem saving a word file as a PDF before...
As far as the font question, I'm not sure how to answer you... One example is that Unicode supports Devanagari Sangam MN on my MAC, but does not support certain other Nepali fonts (which I am able to download unto a PC, but which my MAC doesn't seem to support). The same is true of a Karen font called KNU which doesn't seem to work on a MAC. It seems that PCs support more Unicode fonts than MACs? I don't really understand how all of this works, but I know some of the fonts I have tried to download on my MAC aren't supported?
Any thoughts? Thanks!
It is not a matter of your Mac not understanding unicode fonts. There are different ways to encode fonts. The problem is that the fonts aren’t being embedded into the pdf through the use of MS’s technology. Acrobat allows you to choose to embed fonts into the pdf. When the fonts are embedded the resulting pdf file can be read on both PC and Macs.
In a search for the KNU font, it is a True Type font. The only version I can find online is a 1993 version which is not a unicode font.
I can't open the word documents, so it seems like it is a font issue. The PDFs actually open fine on my computer, but the issue is that I need to be able to edit the word documents and save as PDFs and I can't do that on my MAC.
Is there a way to "save as" a PDF from Microsoft Word and have the graphics show up on the PDF? I guess I'm still confused why that isn't working... It's not the text part that doesn't save properly when I use the PC, it's the graphics or I'm guessing anything that's not text. Anything I can do about that if I don't have Acrobat?