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

Marc Tompkins marc.tompkins at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 04:56:40 EDT 2012

The thing is, I despise Adobe Reader (well, frankly, most Adobe software,
but Reader in particular) and never use it on my own machine unless I'm
forced to (some websites, sadly, insist on an Adobe plugin.) So I'm
happily developing/testing/developing/testing, and it all looks awesome...
and then I try it out on a client's machine and it looks not so hot. My
first reaction, of course, is "Get Adobe off of there!" but I can't very
well insist on that for everybody. Ah well.

Just to verify: you do also see the problem with the file I attached? I'm
not just hallucinating? Right? Right? <g>

Off I go to see whether it's due to my TrueType use, or something else...

On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 1:08 AM, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:

> 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?

> >



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