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Old 02-16-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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Hi everybody,

Please help me I'm using pdf2swf to convert PDF to SWF:

pdf2swf 4f356005dff30.pdf -j 100 -s zoom=96 -o test.swf

but I don't see any text in the output pdf file. I added -v option and the following error gets displayed

Error: Couldn't find a font for 'Arial'

then I added the -F option and appended the path to the fonts (directory where arial.ttf is located). I tried to run the command again but same error.

I found fonts that are used by pdf2swf which have the extension .pfb.

Please help me, what can I do to fix this error?
Old 02-17-2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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I don't know how, but .pfb fonts are Type1 (postscript) fonts, and you could probably download it here (under
and here I found something about converting TTF to pfb.

I hope something will be helpful.

good luck
Old 02-17-2012, 04:43 AM   #3
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>lithos , sanks for advice

I wrote to support of swftools , and this is bug that maybe fixed if i change xpdf to the Poppler library.
So i'll be try to do this .
But if any people who seat at this forum know any information about this bug, please write!!!


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