BFO improves their PDF Library, reworking font handling and more

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News: BFO improves their PDF Library, reworking font handling and more

  1. Big Faceless Organization (BFO) has enhanced their Big Faceless PDF Library including heavily reworked font handling, providing enhanced performance to text extraction and PDF rendering in those slightly out of the ordinary documents. Other font-related changes will benefit users in China, Japan and Korea, where the improved support for non-Unicode encodings UCS2 or UTF16 will make legacy documents a little easier to deal with. The upgrade will also benefit users in Eastern Europe – where improvements to the standard font classes mean it's now possible to display Polish, Czech, Romanian, Hungarian and other ISO-8859-2 languages without embedding a font, resulting in smaller PDFs. Message was edited by: joeo@enigmastation.com
  2. ... improved support for non-Unicode encodings UCS2 or UTF16 will make legacy documents a little easier to deal with.
    This makes no sense as both UCS2 and UTF-16 are Unicode encodings just like UTF-8. And the funny thing is that the original changelog does make sense:
    * Chinese/Japanese/Korean PDFs using non UCS2 or UTF16 encodings are supported.