# [OS X TeX] Default Truetype Fonts?

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Thu Feb 24 08:09:25 EST 2005

On 23 Feb 2005, at 11:20 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 23.02.2005 um 10:48 schrieb Maarten Sneep:
>
>> I agree, especially since font expansion will not work on the
>> standard LaserWriter fonts, it they are not embedded.
>
> I think it's the microstyle's duty to tell pdftex to download the used
> standard LW35 fonts. It's only this case that they're actually needed
> to embedded.
>
> More general pdftex should have a switch to embed or not to embed a
> font set.

But is that possible?
I thought to embed or not to embed was set once and for all by updmap.
Certainly it needs a super user to run the command so a \write18
command couldn't facilitate it...

I agree with the others: the size of the fonts is negligible these days
and there's no downside to embedding them, always. Perhaps if the fonts
were 2 MB unicode monsters this would be a different story, but they're
not.

Vote 1 for always embed :)

Will

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