Warning about OpenType SVG fonts
in Adobe InDesign CC2019

A few weeks ago I advised caution with new SVG fonts in Adobe InDesign CC2019. (These are also called color fonts). Meanwhile my fears have been confirmed.

Christian Blaise, a French colleague from the Ghent Workgroup (GWG), has done extensive testing and published two english articles on his blog:

We recently discussed this issue in detail in the Process Control Working Group of the Ghent Workgroup, which I am chairing. The results were as follows:

Read more…Warning about OpenType SVG fonts
in Adobe InDesign CC2019

Better organization
using preflight libraries

Four Pees, the international distributor of Callas products, has published a video about the benefits of libraries in Callas pdfToolbox with useful tips for optimal organization of these libraries.

Since the April 2017 update of Acrobat Pro DC, these libraries are also available in the preflight feature of Acrobat (developed by Callas). Therefore, (most of) the tips in this video are also useful for Acrobat users:


Caution with new SVG fonts
in Adobe InDesign CC2019

Encouraged by a post in the german PublishingBlog about the new SVG fonts in Adobe InDesign, I have executed some tests myself with the Adobe font Trajan Color in InDesign CC 2019 and have discovered some strange things in the exported PDF/X-4 file:

  • The OpenType font is converted to a Type3 font during export.
  • Different representation in Adobe Acrobat (left) and Apple Preview (right):

Read more…Caution with new SVG fonts
in Adobe InDesign CC2019

Callas pdfChip 2.0 supports PDF 2.0

Callas Software releases version 2.0 of its pdfChip software solution. pdfChip 2.0 adds a 64-bit version on Windows, optimized handling of referenced images while supporting more image types, support for PDF 2.0 including the new black point compensation entry.