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Re: Calibri font issues

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From: Ilana Gordon
Date: Jun 29, 2016 7:37AM


Thanks Bevi. As designers we know and understand the process. But when
remediating documents from outside sources where we don't have control and
the original is unavailable, is there a magic wand that can fix these
issues? We have not found anything yet and the only recourse is to search
the PDF and fix manually if possible.

What I'm trying to figure out is why Calibri works in some docs and not in
others. Is it a Microsoft issue? Apparently this is a documented bug with
Acrobat.

Any insight is appreciated.

Ilana

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 7:10 PM, Chagnon | PubCom < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> 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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>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Ilana Gordon
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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
>
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Ilana Gordon
President
Word Wizards, Inc
8609 2nd Avenue, Unit 406-B
Silver Spring, MD 20910
*v.*301-986-0808 *fax.*301-986-0809
*Direct: 240-380-2639*
www.wordwizardsinc.com