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Re: Acrobat Accessibility Check vs. PAC 3.0?


From: chagnon@pubcom.com
Date: Jul 31, 2018 10:00AM

Phil wrote:
" sometimes Acrobat chokes on character encoding issues that are found in
bullet labels or in artifacts, where I don't think such items are actually
an issue. "

Usually we find that the bullet character with the encoding error is from an
old TrueType or PostScript font that is not mapped to Unicode. Very common
with Word's bullet utility that often uses an old version of the Symbol font
(and the bullet is symbol (decimal code) 186 rather than Unicode 2022).
Redefine the bullet in Word to correct the problem.

One reason why bullets in accessible PDF use the <LBL> tag is so to provide
a richer experience for those using A T. The <LBL> tag can announce the
exact character being used, which can be important in a list with both X and
checkmarks for the bullet characters.

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