Convert spot color names to UTF-8 (8.3)

To make spot color names UTF-8 compliant, pdfToolbox 8.3 introduces the Fixup "Convert spot color names to UTF-8".

This tutorial explaines how to make the spot color "Grün" UTF-8 compliant.

Analyze the PDF file "Spot color names to UTF-8_Demo file.pdf" in Adobe Acrobat Output Preview

The spot color name "Grün" isn't UTF-8 compliant. So in Adobe Acrobat Output Preview the spot color name isn't correct shown.

Especially the use of umlauts, accented letters or letters from other writing systems, it is necessary to represent all characters by Unicode for having a clear display and processing. In PDF files, this is done for font and spot color names by using UTF-8.

Launch pdfToolbox Desktop

Open the PDF file "Spot color names to UTF-8_Demo file.pdf"

  1. Go to "File".
  2. Click "Open".

Open the Fixups dialog

  1. Go to "Tools".
  2. Click "Fixups".

Create a new callas pdfToolbox Fixup

Create a new callas pdfToolbox Fixup
  1. Click on the Fixup action button.
  2. Click "Create New callas pdfToolbox Fixup".

Customize the Fixup

  1. In the search field search to "Convert spot color names to UTF-8".
  2. Select the Fixup "Convert spot color names to UTF-8".
  3. Change the Fixup name to "Convert spot color names to UTF-8".
  4. Click "OK".

Apply Fixup

Apply Fixup
  1. In the search field search to "Convert spot color names to UTF-8".
  2. Select the Fixup "Convert spot color names to UTF-8".
  3. Click "Fix".

Save the PDF file

Save the PDF file
  1. Save the PDF file as "Spot color names UTF-8 compliant".
  2. Click "Save".

Analyze the preflight report

Analyze the preflight report

A green tick shows, the PDF file is successful preflighted.

Analyse the processed PDF file in pdfToolbox

Analyze the processed PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Output Preview

The spot color name "Grün" is now UTF-8 compliant, it shows correctly in Adobe Acrobat Output Preview.

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