Tax Font?

Tax Font?

Earlier I wrote about the joys of Linux, fonts, snaps. Today, a new but similar challenge. Its tax form time. And, we can sign them remote. Great. What's this? A new font? CCHTaxFont? What is that?

pdffonts tax-forms.pdf 
name                            type              encoding         emb sub uni object ID
------------------------------- ----------------- ---------------- --- --- --- ---------
DEVEXP+TimesNewRoman            CID TrueType      Identity-H       yes yes yes     63  0
DEVEXP+TimesNewRoman,Bold       CID TrueType      Identity-H       yes yes yes     70  0
WPCUBE+Arial                    TrueType          Custom           yes yes no      23  0
WPCUBE+CCHTaxFont               TrueType          WinAnsi          yes yes no      27  0
WPCUBE+Arial,Bold               TrueType          Custom           yes yes no      31  0
WPCUBE+Arial                    TrueType          Custom           yes yes no      34  0
WPCUBE+Tahoma                   TrueType          Custom           yes yes no      38  0
WPCUBE+Tahoma                   TrueType          Custom           yes yes no      41  0
WPCUBE+Arial,Italic             TrueType          Custom           yes yes no      45  0

OK, no problem, I'll just Google that. Hmm. Problem. OK, let's find a way to make the embedded font in the pdf into a ttf truetype font.

$ mutool info tax-forms.pdf
PDF-1.7
Info object (78 0 R):
</Author/Subject/Keywords/Creator/Producer/CreationDate(...>>
Pages: 7
Retrieving info from pages 1-7…
Mediaboxes (1):
1 (61 0 R): [ 0 0 612 792 ]
Fonts (9):
1 (61 0 R): Type0 'DEVEXP+TimesNewRoman' Identity-H (63 0 R)
1 (61 0 R): Type0 'DEVEXP+TimesNewRoman,Bold' Identity-H (70 0 R)
2 (48 0 R): TrueType 'WPCUBE+Arial' WinAnsiEncoding (23 0 R)
2 (48 0 R): TrueType 'WPCUBE+CCHTaxFont' WinAnsiEncoding (27 0 R)
2 (48 0 R): TrueType 'WPCUBE+Arial,Bold' WinAnsiEncoding (31 0 R)
2 (48 0 R): TrueType 'WPCUBE+Arial' WinAnsiEncoding (34 0 R)
2 (48 0 R): TrueType 'WPCUBE+Tahoma' WinAnsiEncoding (38 0 R)
2 (48 0 R): TrueType 'WPCUBE+Tahoma' WinAnsiEncoding (41 0 R)
2 (48 0 R): TrueType 'WPCUBE+Arial,Italic' WinAnsiEncoding (45 0 R)
$ mutool extract tax-forms.pdf 2
$ cp *Tax* ~/.fonts

Done. Hope you enjoyed if you had to use Libreoffice to sign your forms this year. Next year I hope to convince them to use SignRequest and do it online.

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