Fonts of a PDF printout looks funny

Hi,
I don't know if anybody encounters this kind of problem. Sometimes when i print out a pdf file from Safari, some of the fonts look funny. It's like the letters get really close together. But when I look at in on the screen, it's perfect. I don't know if it's because the fonts don't exist in my OS X, and Acrobat tries to replicate the fonts or it the printer. Does anyone know how to resolve this? Thanks.
iMac 17"   Mac OS X (10.4.3)  

In Acrobat use Tools > Pages > Extract

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