Rhino/PDF Symbols Mismatch

Hi,

I’m trying to insert/import a pdf into rhino and Rhino seems to be reading the symbols differently - produces !, *, #, etc. Is there a workaround this? I’ve attached screenshots and files to explain better.

RF cad

RF.3dm (5.0 MB)

RF Test.pdf (229.4 KB)

TIA
H

Hi Hayden -

Yes, when I import the PDF file, I get the following on the command line:

Command: Import
Could not find embedded font “IPBBCG+ESRIDefaultMarker”
Could not find embedded font “IPBBCH+GISFWasteWater”
Could not find embedded font “IPBBCL+ESRIArrowhead”
This file references 3 fonts not found on this computer. Rhino will use Arial as a substitute.
Successfully read file “C:\Discourse Test Files\RF Test.pdf”

You’ll need to have those fonts installed on your computer for these symbols to be drawn correctly.
-wim

I thought fonts were “embedded” in PDFs specifically so that one didn’t have to have them locally installed…?

Hi Mitch -
From what I remember, there are different ways of dealing with fonts in PDF files. I quickly tested that file in Inkscape and that renders those symbols the same way as Rhino does…
-wim

Thanks Wim. Will look into it. Btw, my command line gave me no warning (see pic). Do I need to change something in rhino’s settings? This caught me off-guard and I’d like to know which fonts to hunt down if it happens again.

RF Command Line

TIA
H

Hi Hayden -

I see you tagged this thread with “rhino6”. I’m using Rhino 8.
-wim

Wha… whaaaat? R8 is out? Just bought 7 a few weeks ago!

Nope, just in WIP. No scheduled release date yet.

Ok… not sure if I’m relieved or annoyed as I’m not part of the cool kids’ club… :smirk:

You can be - with your V7 license you can download and test the WIP for free…

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