[reportlab-users] PDF created in ReportLab looks awesome in Foxit, awful in Adobe

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Fri Jul 13 04:08:39 EDT 2012

No, we did not know about this issue. Thanks for reporting it.

It's good timing as we are just starting a development cycle aimed to
get a new release out, and there are some other font/display issues.
We will play around with different font options and at the very least
hope to have some FAQs for people on what does and does not work.

- Andy Robinson

On 13/07/2012, Marc Tompkins <marc.tompkins at gmail.com> wrote:

> The problem may be that I'm registering and using Consolas (a TrueType font

> bundled with Windows) rather than one of the built-in fonts; I need a

> monospaced font that retains readability at 8 points or so, and Courier

> just isn't cutting it.


> I'm attaching a sample PDF, which looks great when opened in Foxit Reader

> 5.3 but is barely legible (broken and overlapping letters) when opened in

> Adobe Reader X.


> I haven't done much experimentation yet; I just wanted to ask first whether

> this is a common / known issue?


Andy Robinson
Managing Director
ReportLab Europe Ltd.
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Tel +44-20-8405-6420

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