Character substitution TTF -> PDF

Subject: Character substitution TTF -> PDF
From: "Simon Haines" <shaines -at- securenet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 16:13:49 +1000

Has anyone else encountered a problem producing PDFs (feeding postscript to distiller) whereby the characters of some TrueTypes are mangled?
The fonts *look* the same, but the characters are different: "Howdy" becomes "Qot=j" for instance. It only occurs with particular non-'standard' TTFs, which I'm assured ARE licensed.
I've checked the printer driver that produces the output for distiller, and the fonts in question are set to "don't substitute". Do they need to be loaded onto the distiller server?
I've researched to no avail. I throw myself at the mercy of the whirlers. Any ideas?

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