Offending command: endcidrange

CID is the abbreviation for character identifier, a technique used to access the glyphs (character shapes) in a font. If a font is not properly CID-keyed or if something goes wrong in trying to use the encoding in a RIP or an application like Acrobat Distiller, this can lead to a Postscript Error: rangecheck; OffendingCommand: endcidrange.


  • Endcidrange errors can refer to a font problem. Certain versions of the Arial Unicode MS font are known to cause this problem. Updating the font or using a different one in the document might solve the problem.
  • Since the problem might also be related to a software bug, updating the application that is used to print the job might also help.
9 August 2013

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