PDF Font Support on Custom Templates

by Ruben 1 Minute

If you’ve designed your own custom templates — or thinking of designing your own — you might be wondering which fonts are supported in PDF. Unfortunately, the underlying library that I’m using to help with the HTML to PDF conversion, only supports a limited set of fonts.

The fonts currently supported:
Arial, Times, Courier, Helvetica, Symbols, and Zapf Dingbats

It seems to map Arial to Helvetica, and include what’s referred to as the “base fourteen fonts”.

More info can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Document_Format#Standard_Type_1_Fonts

At a later time I’ll be taking a look at embedding additional fonts within the library for PDF conversion.

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Ruben originally founded proposal software, Bidsketch as a one-person company while working as a software developer for a billion dollar payroll company. Since its early days as a “company of one,” Bidsketch has grown to help over 2,000 paying customers win billions of dollars in new business and save thousands of hours in the process.