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Import of PDF with font without whitespaces

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This is a very specific problem, which many users may never face. But this is an example which Illustrator handles perfectly, but Designer (and Publisher too) fails to handle.

Sometimes I edit music sheets and so I need to import PDF with scores. Each score (note) is a glyph of a specially designed font. The typeface has one problem - it does not have whitespace characters.

In result the imported PDF is full of nodef glyphs. Apparently it doesn't matter whether during import I uncheck "Favor editable text over fidelity" and "Group lines of text into text frames".



Illustrator, on the other hand, produces clean result:



PDF file and the music font are attached. Font of the lyrics is copyrighted, but has no matter in this case.

ad_te_levavi.pdf GRECILIAE.TTF

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We have made fixes/improvements to this area (Imported PDF using font without spaces gets notdef character glyphs.) of the program in the latest release.

The fixes and how to update are described in these forum posts.

We would appreciate you checking that this issue has now been resolved for you.

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon


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