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New metric for TrueType fonts in APP V11-M030

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New metric for TrueType fonts in APP V11-M030

With APP V11 M030 we have a totally different layout (2 lines more per page, text doesn't fit into tablecolumn anymore, ...).

We cannot compare V10 with V11.

We cannot use existing files without redesign each document.

Going to the new version is a really big change for us.

Was the old metric that bad? We havn't had any problems in the past.

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Re: New metric for TrueType fonts in APP V11-M030

Hi Harald

I'm sorry your documents are experiencing probloems with the new metrics.

We found that there was a problem in the values APP used to calculate the widths of text using TrueType and OpenType fonts. The problem was serious enough for some customers to raise their support call to the highest level. The problem had the affect of making some content format very badly with the new PDFlib library. We have solved the problem by telling APP to use the correct units per em value built into the current font rather than assuming a value, which means APP is more accurate than before. This, then, has had the knock-on affect of making all documents format differently.

We're constantly striving to improve our products but we felt that this problem was serious enough to warrant a change although we knew it might cause problems such as yours.

Simon

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