Re: Adobe

From: Juliusz Chroboczek (
Date: Wed Sep 29 1999 - 11:45:12 EDT

"Alfinito, Charles" <>:

AC> Quick and easy. Does Adobe Acrobat support Unicode?

You mean that's an easy question?

Adobe Acrobat Distiller doesn't deal in characters, only in glyphs.
It supports all the documented types of PostScript fonts (and then
some), so it all depends on the software you use to generate the
PostScript. Unless, of course, you hit an implementation limit --
say, the number of glyphs the software can handle in a single font.
(I'm being told that a certain company has had the idea to commission
a single TrueType font that covers all of Unicode 2.1.)

Whether Adobe Acrobat Reader can do anything useful with the glyphs
generated from Unicode text (in particular, allow you to select such
text and paste it into another application) is a different story, one
that is most probably dependent on the software you use to generate
PostScript, and the precise version of Reader.



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