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Feature request: Extract fonts out of PDF

Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:46 pm

I just stumbled over a web-site that not only allows to extracts images and text out of PDF files, but also fonts. These fonts can be saved as TTF files, which can be quite useful. A similar feature for PDF Tools seems like a good idea. ;)
 
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Re: Feature request: Extract fonts out of PDF

Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:16 pm

Hi Timur,

You may be right about that! Could you please provide a link to this site?

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Re: Feature request: Extract fonts out of PDF

Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:59 am

Sure, here you go:

http://www.extractpdf.com/

They include "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" previews, so that you can see which letters are present in the font file.
 
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Re: Feature request: Extract fonts out of PDF

Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:20 pm

Thanks Timur,

I will mention this on tonights meeting and see what the feedback is on this.

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Re: Feature request: Extract fonts out of PDF

Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:37 pm

Hello Timur,

We had this discussed - but unfortunately we do not see this as a high priority feature. Given that there are already other tools that offer this functionality for free and the expected very low demand for it - we have decided to not implement it for now.

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Re: Feature request: Extract fonts out of PDF

Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:42 pm

No problem. Aside from the web-site I found what other tools would you suggest for good results?
 
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Re: Feature request: Extract fonts out of PDF

Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:45 am

Hi Timur,

That website looks good enough (and is free) - and given the very specific way fonts are encoded inside a PDF (and usually it's just the needed subsets) - I doubt that any other resource will produce any different/better results - simply because of the limited info in the file for the fonts.

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Re: Feature request: Extract fonts out of PDF

Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:00 pm

Thanks. The problem with the web-site is its upload size limit of 14 mb. My PDF files are usually larger than that. I can use tricks via page editing + extraction to get a smaller file, but it's not really convenient. That being said, it's not really a much needed function.
 
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Re: Feature request: Extract fonts out of PDF

Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:12 pm

Thanks for the understanding Timur :)

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