So I'm producing a poster size 36-50'' zoning/land use map for a city planning department. The standard required font used by the city is Calibri. When I use this font in ArcMap 9.3 and attempt to export to PDF many of the text becomes distorted. I have attempted exporting in various other formats such as .tiff and converting to PDF but the image then becomes very large, slow to load, and difficult to view. The final format of this map needs to be in PDF and maintain a high resolution, and be under 20MB in size. Any suggestions on exporting?
ArcGIS 9.3 Distortion of Calibri Text when exporting to PDF
Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:35 PM
Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:38 PM
It's a known problem.
We are aware of this problem. Fonts with automatic ligatures, such as Calibri, Palatino, Linotype, Adobe Jensen Pro, and Myriad Pro, can fail to export certain character sequences to PDF, EPS, SVG, and AI (Illustrator) formats. Some of the failed sequences include 'ff', 'fl', 'fi', and 'Th'. The characters may fail to appear in the export file, and text following the character sequence may appear garbled. This problem occurs on Windows XP when regional settings are set for non-English text input, and occurs on all versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. The nimbus tracking number for this is NIM012587. We have narrowed this to a Microsoft bug and we are actively working on a solution. I will post an update when a fix is available.
The problem was supposed to be fixed in 10.1, but I never checked since I stopped using calibri because of that.
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