[OS X Emacs] Font embedding

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Jun 3 17:35:17 EDT 2008

Am 03.06.2008 um 22:32 schrieb Edward M. Roche (江戸浪士):

> I don't suppose if the pdftex program embedds all of the fonts?

It can. It depends on the TeX set-up. 'man updmap.cfg' explains.

You can use the pdffonts programme (from the Xpdf suite) to check.  
Notice that the PDF spec says not to include/embed the standard 14  
PostScript fonts (Times, Helvetica, Courier, Symbol, Zapf-Dingbats).

	updmap --setoption pdftexDownloadBase14 true
	updmap --setoption dvipdfmDownloadBase14 true
	updmap --setoption dvipsDownloadBase true

will "embed" all fonts in PS or PDF output. Dvips offers to include  
the complete font into its PostScript output – which can be illegal.  
Check your fonts' licenses!

Pdftk allows to "flatten" a PDF file – whatever this is!

> Or if  .dvI does?

DVI does not. It always references the font names. Then the output  
driver (dvipdfm, dvips, ...) fills in ...



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