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Printing with doPDF fails with variable font

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:44 am
by KrasnayaPloshchad
Microsoft created the Bahnschrift font for Windows 10, the design is based on DIN 1451, the font includes multiple font weights produced with OpenType font variation.

This is how does this font looks like, I used all 5 font weights from this font in WordPad, as well as its condensed variants.

But after I print with doPDF, all texts used only normal weight.

As my suggestion, doPDF need to create a wrapper to load informations from variable fonts, including specifit font weight, style, metrics, optical size and so on, then convert font variation instances as static fonts before embedding fonts into PDF.
See: ... ance-fonts

Windows 10
doPDF 10.1.114

Re: Printing with doPDF fails with variable font

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:00 pm
by KrasnayaPloshchad
PDFCreator developer said they has key options in the printer preferences to resolve this. With these options PDFCreator becomes able to convert font variation instances into static fonts for font embedding.
However I can’t find any option to enable this support in neither doPDF or novaPDF.