Printing with doPDF fails with variable font

Post here if you have problems installing or using doPDF.
KrasnayaPloshchad
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:10 am

Printing with doPDF fails with variable font

Postby KrasnayaPloshchad » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:44 am

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.
Image

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

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: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typogr ... ance-fonts

Windows 10
doPDF 10.1.114

KrasnayaPloshchad
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:10 am

Re: Printing with doPDF fails with variable font

Postby KrasnayaPloshchad » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:00 pm

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.
Image
However I can’t find any option to enable this support in neither doPDF or novaPDF.


Return to “Troubleshooting”