Originally Posted 3 January 2017, 6:53 am ESTHi C1,
we got a bug report from a customer that a C1PrintDocument exported to PDF was not displayed properly on IOS 10.2. The font was set to "Arial", as IOS should support this. But bold fonts did not work.
Attached is a small code sample. It creates a file "bin\Debug\test.pdf", which contains a RenderTable with "Arial", "Arial bold", "Verdana" and "Verdana bold".
When viewing this on a IOS 10.2 device (phone, tablet), the arial bold part will not be displayed. With IOS 10.1 and 9.5 it worked.
The reason seems to be that "Arial" is named "ArialMT" in IOS: https://ajnaware.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/list-of-fonts-available-on-the-iphone/
When you use Word 2016 to save a document to PDF, you will notice that it also uses "ArialMT" instead of "Arial".
"ArialMT" seems to be one of the fonts that should be available in all PDF viewers.
Do you have any ideas about this? I tried to find answers in the web, but with no success.
I actually don't know what question I should ask here ;-). Hope that you have some PDF guru in your company that can clarify on this. Is it a bug in IOS? Or is it a bad idea to use "Arial" font? Or are there some concepts to create a PDF file with "ArialMT"?