[tex-live] Making texts externally replaceable in PDFs, e.g. with sed(1)

Osipov, Michael michael.osipov at siemens.com
Mon Dec 17 11:41:54 CET 2018

Am 2018-12-17 um 11:34 schrieb Ulrike Fischer:
> Am Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:59:04 +0100 schrieb Osipov, Michael:
>>>>> You could create a tfm and a type1 font from you font.
>>>> That would be a whole new ground for me. I need to discuss this with our
>>>> project lead who is proficient in LaTeX and can tell whether this is worth
>>>> the effort or not.
>>>     That honestly sounds like a considerably better technical solution in
>>> the context that you’ve described.
>> This is something I fully agree. The solution is straight forward and
>> clean.
> I'm not sure. It would work but at the end you are including a
> non-unicode-font.
> I would include a representative string (1234567890abcd...)
> somewhere outside the viewport, use this to identify the correct hex
> numbers and then exchange the hex.

Yep, this is what I had in mind a couple of days ago. Still, the 
exchange has to be performed by the target service which I do not 
control. I don't consider them to read the PDF spec like me and replay 
this approach.

We likely will consider the non-Unicode font for only this case. WE just 
need \d, A-Z and maybe % or alike.



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