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

Alan Curtis acurtis at ieee.org
Mon Aug 9 11:03:02 EDT 2004

On Aug 9, 2004, at 3:22 AM, Geoff Vallis wrote:

> 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 
> text.

I just get bitmaps of the characters when I try this. Is there some 
option to pdf2ps I am missing? Some ghostscript font installation?


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