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Odd characters when printing a pdf from IE9 web page

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I installed IE9 on 64bit Win7 and loaded the followijng page:

http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,druck-756483,00.html

All characters in this article are displayed correctly in IE9.

However when I want to print it into a *.pdf file with the well known pdf printer driver PDFcreate

then some characters are replaced by rectangles (see attached sample).

Why?

When I print the same web page on another computer with 64bit Win7 and IE8 then everything works fine.

So is this a bug in IE9 or a misadjustement of encoding in Win7?

Peter

wrong pdf with rctangles.pdf

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I don't know the pdfcreate printer but on most PS printers, you can set printers options to fix this and download TrueType fonts as softfonts. Read solution 9 from this adobde KB article.

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The rectangles appear because the program does not have the character support that the original document is using. Either it doesn't support your display font, or the default encoding type does not have information for those particular characters. The website doesn't specify an encoding either, so the PDF plugin likely defaults to an incompatible setting. See if you have the same issue creating PDFs from other websites in german, or using other browsers.

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