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    Soft to extract fonts from PDF's

    Hi folks,
    Anyone knows any soft to extract the fonts enclosed in the pdf files ?
    TIA
    James Moriarty

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    Quote Originally Posted by moriarty View Post
    Hi folks,
    Anyone knows any soft to extract the fonts enclosed in the pdf files ?
    TIA
    Hi! I use [URL="http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/"]FontForge[/URL] (for mac or PC)
    but it's easier to ask someone or find a font - treat!

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    Fonts From PDF

    You have to be keen, if the whole font is not embedded fraught with problems when reusing.

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    Hi, about pdf font extract I've found some useful tips at this web-site:

    [URL="http://pdffontextract.blogspot.com/#"]http://pdffontextract.blogspot.com/#[/URL]

    Hope it can help!

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    look at this http://bit.ly/uDOMcm

    Quote Originally Posted by esuntu View Post
    You can extract any font embedded into a pdf doing this:

    1) Download Mupdf (http://www.mupdf.com/)
    2) Drag & drop the pdf file to the "pdfextract.exe". It will extract the fonts from the pdf file in ttf or cid format.
    3) Now go to http://www.freefontconverter.com/ and convert them to ttf

    Now you will have the font. Instaall it and edit your pdf as you wish.

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    This is something you have to be very careful doing.

    I have no doubt that all the above ways work to extract the font, but as far as I am aware, the fonts only embed the characters used within the pdf, so for example you want to use the letter Y and it has not been used in the pdf, the extracted font will not contain that character.

    I may be wrong but it is something to watch for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLini View Post
    as far as I am aware, the fonts only embed the characters used within the pdf, so for example you want to use the letter Y and it has not been used in the pdf, the extracted font will not contain that character.
    You are absolutely right, in fact the "most difficult task" is finding a pdf that contains all the glyphs of the font you want to extract. If you use Acrobat to read pdf files, you can easily check that by clicking file->properties->font (if you find a simple "subset", it means the glyphs mapping is incomplete). Remember, during extraction you lose a lot of informations (like kerning, opentype features), so you have to "restore" them by using some font editors (fontforge, fontographer, fontlab studio, DTL fontmaster...). By the way, anyone here who uses the very expensive DTL FontMaster Suite (I would like to give it a try... )?

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    Is there any way to extract the font using FontForg and keeping the kerning and OpenType infos?

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    take help from here http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ . It delivered exactly as promised. So please feel free to share if you have other ideas or if you know better tools for this job.

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    http://umbum.ru/evgen/forum/pdf/getpdfnt.zip

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    This solution may not be the absolute answer to your needs, but it has help me out many times.
    Intellicurves converts fonts to outlines within Acrobat 7. There are later versions for later Acrobats, but sorry this is the only one I have available. You will probably need to shutdown your antivirus to use the keygen.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?9glagkk9i1klmf7

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    sickkk, cheers for the replies, never even thought about doing this but it will definitely come in useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLini View Post
    ... as far as I am aware, the fonts only embed the characters used within the pdf...
    Yes, if the defaut settings and options of Adobe softwares are used to generate the PDF, AND the number of glyphs used is less than the minimum set by Adobe.

    But it is possible to change the settings to force the PDF generator to embed all the glyphs in the PDF.

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    Fontforge new version

    This is the best font software to extract fonts from a PDF.


    http://sourceforge.net/projects/fontforge/files/fontforge-source/

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