I'm trying to reproduce a problem mentioned in the user mailing list ("International characters only show correctly when form field is selected") with a confidential file that isn't shared. We know from screenshots is that it is a type 1 font with DictionaryEncoding. The only file I found is the one from
The original file was changed with this code so that all text fields have an embedded font with DictionaryEncoding that isn't used in the original form:
On the modified file, this code was run:
PDFBox shows the field content but the ł is hard to see. Adobe Reader doesn't show the ł, and when clicking on the field, it shows the ł but not the german umlauts. Amusingly, if I copy & paste the mess that I get, it's umlauts again.