[OS X TeX] Re: Using Lucida fonts in Illustrator

Geoff Vallis gkv at Princeton.EDU
Mon Aug 9 03:22:40 EDT 2004

One way to use Lucida (or any other non-standard) fonts in Illustrator 
is to convert them to Postscript outlines first.  Thus, if you convert 
a PDF file to a Postscript file with  pdf2ps (not pdftops), the fonts 
seem to be converted to outline graphics objects. The file can be 
converted back to PDF (using pstopdf say, or Distiller), or the 
Postscript file can opened as is in Illustrator, and the fonts appear 
okay. However, this is a bit of a kluge as you can't easily edit the 
text anymore, because Illustrator sees the glyphs as graphics and not 

Geoff Vallis

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