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Re: Calibri font issues


From: Chagnon | PubCom
Date: Jun 28, 2016 5:10PM

Re ligatures:
Generally many aren't recognized by screen readers, regardless of the font.

Re gibberish:
That is common when fonts aren't embedded in the PDF. Also affects ligatures and bullets.

Sounds like this PDF was incorrectly made from InDesign--one of the few programs that uses ligatures. So uncheck the ligatures option in your styles.

We and our clients use Calibri (and its sister ClearType fonts such as Cambria) without problems. The "tuner" on user's computer can cause problems, but the font itself is like any other Unicode/OpenType font. Has very good readability and legibility for both print and screen.

-Bevi Chagnon
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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Ilana Gordon
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:01 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Calibri font issues

Hello all,

For a while now we have been encountering font issues with documents that have been produced using Calibri. Very often the content panel shows gibberish and the ligatures will not read properly in JAWS.

Has anyone had similar issues and are there fixes if the original document is not available?


Ilana Gordon
Word Wizards, Inc
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