Friday, April 12, 2013

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Signature Card Font Trouble.

I had a few emails from readers saying that the font in the signature card I posted yesterday did not render correctly.  With version 19 of the Firefox browser they included a built in PDF viewer. This built in viewer is not rendering all documents the same as Adobe Acrobat reader. The font is embedded in the PDF. The browsers built in viewer is just not rendering it correctly. If you are trying to open my patterns with a third party PDF viewer you may have trouble.  This may include more that the Firefox built in viewer. I have not tested Foxit PDF viewer or any of the others yet.

I'll spend some time this weekend trying to figure out where the incompatibility is and try to work around it for future patterns. In the mean time if you don't wish to use the Adobe reader then the image above is a high resolution JPG that should print pretty well from any imaging software. You will need to adjust the size before you print.

For those of you using the new version of Firefox you can disable the built in PDF viewer. On the about:config page just set the pdfjs.disabled pref to true and it will not use the built in viewer. The about:config page has critical preferences and you can kill Firefox if you make changes you shouldn't. For that reason make these changes at your own risk.If there is enough interest I'll do a short video showing how to disable it.

When the Firefox browser opens the PDF in the built in viewer is also open a dialog box at the top of the browser asking if you wish to use a different viewer. This works but seem to default back to the built in viewer after a few documents are opened.

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