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How to Generate Font Reports as PDF Documents

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:05 pm
by Erwin Denissen
It is very easy to generate PDF documents that contain font reports. You need to have a virtual printer driver installed that creates PDF files instead of printed output. There are numerous products that can do this, for example pdf995 and pdfFactory. Now within MainType print a font report, and make sure you have selected the virtual printer driver that creates a PDF file.

Note: Printing to a virtual printer can cause problems due to bugs in the virtual printer driver. Also printing inactive fonts through a virtual printer that doesn't embed fonts will most likely fail. Updating the driver might help.

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:47 am
by Erwin Denissen
Bhikkhu Pesala has designed several fonts. One of them is Garava that has been specifically designed for body text in Buddhist Publications. Here is a PDF document of the Garava Character Set that was printed with MainType.

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:36 pm
by Erwin Denissen
Here is another PDF document that contains the Verajja Character Set. Bhikkhu Pesala used MainType to print the Character Set to pdf995. Pdf995 is a printer driver that does not really print to a printer but creates documents in the popular PDF file format.

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:35 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
I found that CutePDF seems to do just as good a job as PDF995, but without the nag screens. It also seems to be faster, and very much faster than PDF Factory.

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:22 am
by Erwin Denissen
Yes that one is probably one of the best PDF document creators.