Solid Edge Fonts used in Draft do not display correctly in generated PDF files




Third party fonts used in Solid Edge draft display as expected.  However, when saved as or printed to a PDF file the fonts do not display correctly.  When using the same fonts with a third party application such as Word, the generated PDF file displays the fonts correctly.  Why?


This is working as designed.  The third party fonts have a Restricted License:

Because the fonts have a restricted license, Solid Edge will not allow the font to be embedded into the PDF file.  The fact that using a different software e.g. Word is allowing the font to be embedded is in fact a violation of the licensing agreement for the font by that software.
For more on the different types of font licensing and what each is restricted to allow please see the following link:
On this page, for a Restricted license it clearly states:

Restricted License embedding

Fonts that have this flag set must not be modified, embedded or exchanged in any manner without first obtaining permission of the legal owner.  Caution: note that for Restricted License embedding to take effect, it must be the only level of embedding selected (as noted in the previous paragraph).

Therefore the customer must either find a font with a less restrictive licensing type or the customer must contact the author of the font to get the license restriction changed.

Hardware/Software Configuration

Platform: INTL64
OS: window
OS Version: 1064
Application: DRAFT
Version: V219.0
Function: FILE

Ref: 002-8007052

KB Article ID# PL8007052



Associated Components

Drawing Creation