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Client is adamant that .notdef glyph must print as a square (!)

Participant ,
Nov 06, 2022 Nov 06, 2022

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I was supplied a PDF of a poem translated from Farsi into English, which contained several .notdef glyphs - squares symbols in between verses.

I looked up other translations of this poem, and an asterisk was in place of the .notdef.

However, the client is adamant that it must be a square in the print file!

I've tried to explain to them that the square is an error/warning symbol and does not really exist in print.

 

Any advice or pointers for how I can further explain to them that they are mistaken? Or am I mistaken?

In 20 years of typesetting, I've never come across such an issue before with a client...

 

 

 

 

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Nov 06, 2022 Nov 06, 2022

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If they want a square put in a square. Simple.

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Nov 06, 2022 Nov 06, 2022

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There are plenty of dinbat fonts that have square glyphs...

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Who is paying the bill? 😉

 

Can automate anything - as long as it doesn't require A.I.

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