Risk

Character corruption may occur when transferring text to a PDF file.

Issue

Not all fonts support Unicode encoding.

Example

Solution

Do:

✅ Use fonts that are Unicode-based.

✅ Standardize on fonts throughout the supply chain.

Don’t:

❌ Use bitmap (screen) fonts.

Tips

The following steps detail how to identify Unicode characters:

Microsoft Word:
  • Select the character in question.

  • Press ALT+X to display its Unicode value.

Adobe Illustrator and InDesign:
  • Go to the Type menu and select Glyphs.

  • Click on the character in question to display its Unicode value.