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Specific characters not printing in PDF output

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Specific characters not printing in PDF output

I am using Arbortext Editor V5.2 (MPL-2037). When producting a PDF when there are combination of letters (fi) anywhere within the content of my XML these do not print. I get a square box to represent these characters. Can anyone assist as to why this is happening?
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"Tammy Halter" wrote:

I am using Arbortext Editor V5.2 (MPL-2037). When producting a PDF when there are combination of letters (fi) anywhere within the content of my XML these do not print. I get a square box to represent these characters. Can anyone assist as to why this is happening?

You can also check to see if there is a version of your font which contains a greater number of glyphs. Many old releases of Adobe fonts had a limited number of glyphs but have been re-released in the last five years and now include more glyphs as well as improved font metrics that take advantage of improvements in how fonts are rendered on computers. Newer OpenType fonts might also be worth investigating. OpenType versions of many Adobe and TrueType fonts are available and include support for Unicode and multiple languages.

Just to followup, I recently upgraded from ArborText 5.2 to ArborText 5.4 and that, in addition to setting the APTLIGATURESENABLED=No system environment variable, completely solved the problem for me. I didn't have to mess with the fonts at all.