sharing documents: in praise of PDF

George Hart ghart at SOCRATES.BERKELEY.EDU
Sat Jan 12 18:51:54 UTC 2002

If you have Adobe Acrobat (latest version 5, available for both Windows and
Mac), it is easy to embed an Adobe type 1 font or a Truetype font in a
document.  That way, there is no problem with diacritics or Indian alphabets
-- the document can be read on any platform.  This is an extremely elegant
solution to sharing documents.  The receiver needs only to download the free
Acrobat Reader (Windows, Mac, Palm, Solaris, Linux, OS2, etc. etc.)  See George Hart

On 1/12/02 9:56 AM, "Juergen Hanneder" <hanneder at INDOLOGIE.UNI-HALLE.DE>

> Unfortunately this confirms what I had feared, namely that it is not
> at all easy to go from the fairly wide spread varieties of
> WP-solutions for diacritics to PDF. Unless there is a WP wizard who
> can enlighten us, we will have to share documents by using unformated
> text in those mediation codes that are not limited to one platform or
> pogramm, like csx or that of the devnag package - just as in the
> e-text archive(s).
> Juergen Hanneder

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