Sutton SignWriting PDF

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Sun May 7 03:03:34 CDT 2017

On Sat, 6 May 2017 12:54:07 +0000
Michael Bear via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> If I open the Sutton SignWriting code chart in Mozilla Firefox, the
> glyphs in the tables are blank. I have no idea why. If I open it in
> Microsoft Edge, however, it works fine. Do you know why this is?

It smacks of being a fault in Firefox.  If I download the file on
Linux, I can then read it using Adobe Reader 9 or evince 3.18.2, but
still not with Firefox 53.0.  Of course, it's possible that there's a
fault in the file that doesn't affect other readers - Adobe Reader has
had a spate of problems with embedded fonts, but it may have been the
PDF generators that were at fault in that case.

The short-term practical solution is to change the plug-in action for
PDF's - short URL is about:preferences#applications.

>From the support page at , it looks
like an old or recurring problem with Firefox.


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