PDF not readable in iOS

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  1. Charlie
    Charlie avatar
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    Aug 2010

    Posted 08 Dec 2014 Link to this post

    We use the ReportProcessor to create PDF files by calling RenderReport with FontEmbedding set to 'None'.
    Those
    reports look fine in Windows, but when they're mailed to customers that
    view them on an iOS device - only text that uses the Arial font is
    seen.
    Based on this link, I thought the other fonts we are using (Verdana, Gill Sans) would be available too:
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202771

    I trimmed font usage to just the regular and bold versions of Arial with these results:
    FontEmbedding=None, Arial => 50kB
    FontEmbedding=Subset, Arial => 100kB
    FontEmbedding=Subset, Arial and Arial bold => 140kB
    That's quite an increase in file size for just 2 fonts (we designed the report to use 5 fonts).

    I'm considering using Ghostscript to post-process only the PDFs that will be emailed and embed the referenced fonts.
    Anyone have other suggestions?  I need to have these reports readable everywhere but want to minimize file size.
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