MXDW subsetting away...
The Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW for friends) is the component that is built into Windows Vista, and available for Windows XP as a separate download
, that allows users to 'print' to an xps file from any application - it's a great tool to generate XPS files.
Yesterday I noticed that it generates XPS files with subsetted fonts. I assume the reasoning behind this is to protect copyrighted fonts. This introduces some interesting challenges when one wants to change the text in these documents: what to do when the glyph you need is not available? I can think of a few ways to work around this problem, but I'm going to analyze the spec a bit more in detail to see what's allowed ;-)
Labels: xps mxdw fonts