Sunday, October 26, 2008

Adobe Reader fonts

Here's another PDF tip while I'm at it: how to fix broken fonts in Adobe Reader in Ubuntu Hardy and Intrepid.

It seems Adobe Reader doesn't use font-config by default. If you open a pdf file that uses Arial or some other font that is installed in font-config, Reader will still replace it with a generic Adobe Sans font. To turn on font-config support, modify the /usr/bin/acroread launcher script and uncomment the following two lines:


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