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Some or all characters in maps exported to EPS from ArcMap do not display correctly or display as incorrect characters in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
For example, the text strings in the following EPS display as random characters in Adobe Illustrator CS3:
The most likely reason this has occurred is because of the PostScript Level setting used when the map was exported to EPS. PostScript Level 3 is not as portable as PostScript Level 2.
This is the same map as in the previous example with the PostScript Level set to 2:
Change the PostScript Level to 2.