Although you can do a wide range of testing within FontForge itself, you will need to generate installable font files in order to perform real-world testing during the. After testing multiple online tools to extract fonts from PDF files, I found a free software for Windows. FontForge is not an online solution, but. I can see all the font names with Print(FontsInFile(“”)), but when I try to open it with Open(“(Name)”) or Open(“(Number)”) and try.
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I would use Font Forge because it is a free, open-source, and cross-platform, solution that can extract font data from PDF files. FontForge can also read many fonts out of a fomtforge file. FontForge usually does not list pdf files because they aren’t really designed as mechanisms for transporting fonts and most such fonts wxtract be incomplete due to subsetting and other optimizationsbut you can always type in the name of one directly or use the [Filter] button to define a filter for pdf files.
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There is an identical question on Stackoverflow ffont already has an excellent and highly upvoted accepted answer. In addition, I’d like to point out that there are several free online services that offer to do just that.
I am not going to “choose the best option” since best is often subjective and really dependent on the specific situation. Easiest of all would be to use an online service, but that would not be a viable option if the material was to remain private.
FontForge looks really good especially for those who might already be using it for font creation or editing. If no desktop environment is available then pdftops and the other command-line optionswould be a good choice also good for automation.
Note that depending on the source program and author they may have chosen to “convert fonts to outlines” in which case the actual live font data isn’t embedded. This was often necessary back in the days of Postscript output and the practice is still held over today even though it’s not really necessary.
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Is there a way to extract fonts from PDF files? Though bear in mind: Some documents with custom fonts are made as PDFs just for the purpose that those fonts should not be available to everybody.
[HOWTO] Extract Fonts from a PDF File using FontForge
Meaning they are copyrighted to their respective owner. Which in turn means if you plan to use said copyrighted font you can get in a lot of trouble.
Yes, not every font is free. There are fonts that cost hundreds of buck too. In addition, gontforge appear to be free online services that do this. Why don’t you promote your comment to an answer by choosing the best option?
How can I extract fonts from a PDF file? – Super User