Re: Joined "ti" coded as "O" in PDF

From: Asmus Freytag (t) <>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2016 12:24:13 -0700
On 3/20/2016 12:11 AM, Janusz S. Bien wrote:
Quote/Cytat - Andrew Cunningham <> (Sun 20 Mar 2016 12:06:29 AM CET):

Hi Don,

Latin is fine if you keep to simple well made fonts and avoid using more
sophisticated typographic features available in some fonts.

Dumb it down typographically and it works fine. PDF, despite all the
current rhetoric coming from PDF software developers, is a preprint format.
Not an archival format.

What about PDF/A, ISO 19005-1:2005 Document Management – Electronic document file format for long term preservation?

Usually, the archive feature pertains only to the fact that you can reproduce the final form, not to being able to get at the correct source (plain text backbone) for the document.

Where documents are created with semantic markup + stylesheet, the PDF form loses the semantic attributes of the styling, because in PDF all styling is purely presentational.

You can archive the final appearance of the document (which for many purposes is fine) but (in the general case) you cannot preserve the deeper content - everything not visible to the human reader of the final output.


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