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I have the following expression \mathfrak{U}^{(\alpha,N)}. The pdf output generated with pdflatex is all right. But the printer turns the ) into a 9. Has probably something to do with the printer driver.

Is there any general way to prevent such things (like \protect or {)} for example)?

Further notes and information:

  • I can't test possible solutions since the problem doesn't occur with my own printer and I have no access to the printer in question. Also I cannot provide information about the printer in question. The printing was done in a big copy shop and I doubt whether they still know which printer they used for my document.
  • My document has almost 300 pages. The expression \mathfrak{U}^{(\alpha,N)} appears on average once per page. The problem however occurs on only one single page (or so I believe ... impossible to check all).
  • I use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}. Adobe Acrobat however says that there also type 3 fonts in my document, see the following screenshots from the acrobat document properties window screenshot 1 screenshot 2 screenshot (translation: "In diesem Dokument verwendete Schriften" = "fonts used in this document", "benutzerdefiniert" = "defined by user", "Originalschrift" = "original font", "Kodierung" = "encoding")

    I can't see any connection with the expression in question (but then I don't know anything about this font business!).

  • Consider the following MWE (compile with pdflatex). Checking the document properties reveals that there are only type 1 fonts. So again, there doesn't seem to be any connection with type 3 fonts appearing in the original document and my problem. As noted above, I cannot check what happens when I print the pdf (with the printer in question).

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\begin{document}
$\mathfrak{U}^{(\alpha,N)}$
\end{document}

  • I load the following packages (just in case that info helps):

\usepackage[ngerman,english]{babel}                
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}                           
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}                                         
\usepackage{setspace}   
\usepackage{amsmath}                               
\usepackage{amssymb}                               
\usepackage{bbm}                                   
\usepackage{mathtools}                             
\usepackage{dlfltxbcodetips}                       
\usepackage{textcomp}                              
\usepackage{scrtime}                               
\usepackage{enumerate}                                                        
\usepackage{fancybox}                              
\usepackage{booktabs}                              
\usepackage{caption}\captionsetup{labelfont=bf}    
\usepackage[amsmath,thmmarks,hyperref,framed{ntheorem}                                     \usepackage{color}                                 
\usepackage{framed}                                
\usepackage{url}                                   
\usepackage{graphicx}                              
\usepackage{subfigure}      
\usepackage{pifont}                                
\usepackage{tensor}         
\usepackage{xspace}                                
\usepackage{chngcntr}                                                                      \usepackage[titletoc]{appendix}                    
\usepackage{titlesec}       
\usepackage{titletoc}                              
\usepackage{refcount}       
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\usepackage[fit]{truncate}  
\usepackage[
  a4paper,                                    
  textwidth=16cm,                             
  outer=2cm,
  textheight=45\baselineskip,
  headheight=\baselineskip,
  includehead=true,
  heightrounded,
]{geometry}  
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{emptypage} 
\usepackage{imakeidx}                              
\usepackage{microtype}
\usepackage[pdfstartview=FitH,         
            plainpages=false,          
            hyperfootnotes=false,      
            pdfauthor={lpdbw},        
            pdftitle={title},
            pdfsubject={XYZ},
            pdfkeywords={math},
            pdfproducer={LaTeX with hyperref},
            pdfcreator={PDFLaTeX}
            ]{hyperref}
\usepackage{bookmark} 

share|improve this question
    
Do you use fontenc? –  Juri Robl Oct 17 '12 at 19:00
    
Yes --> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} on a WinVista machine (in case that matters) ... should I use something different? –  lpdbw Oct 17 '12 at 19:10
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This really seems a printer driver problem. Check the PDF file font properties with Adobe Reader in order to see if some font is listed as Type3. –  egreg Oct 17 '12 at 20:21
    
I have edited my question taking into account your comments! –  lpdbw Oct 19 '12 at 13:49
    
Are there included graphics in the same page where the error occurs? –  egreg Oct 19 '12 at 14:06
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closed as too localized by Joseph Wright Jan 5 '13 at 22:19

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