[OS X TeX] Figures with labels in computer modern?

Matthew Hills hills_tex at tina.stanford.edu
Wed Apr 20 09:57:08 EDT 2005

I'd like to thank Bruno and Richard Koch for their replies.

It appears to have been related to the MacOSX under 10.3.8.   I 
upgraded to 10.3.9, and the printing now works correctly from all the 

(The font encoding problems between LaTeX and Adobe products are 
primarily for the first 30-or-so character codes, where Adobe expects a 
fixed encoding, while the CM fonts are a bit more liberal...  I've had 
good luck with InDesign, as it seems to just pass the buck along, while 
tries to diassemble everything into editable content, which then trips 
on some character codes)


On Apr 19, 2005, at 3:41 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 20 avr. 05, à 00:12, Matthew Hills a écrit :
>> I've been compositing figures in InDesign, with a combination of line 
>> drawings (from Freehand or Illustrator) and then generating labels in 
>> Equation Service.  The exported PDF looks fine when rendered on the 
>> screen (in TeXShop, apple's Preview, etc.), but I get substituted 
>> letters when printed from these programs.  (In contrast, I get the 
>> desired figure when printing from Acrobat Reader 7.0).
>> Example at:
>> 	http://tina.stanford.edu/~hills/TeX/Composite
>> Any suggestions on what might be causing the problems?
>> is it in apple's printing services, or somehow related to the 
>> printer, or am I doing something wrong in assembling the figure?
> This sounds suspiciously like an encoding issue. In Adobe Reader, your 
> PDF file is said to include the CM fonts in "Type 1 (CID)" type and 
> "Identity-H" encoding. I'd never heard of this one! Have you tried 
> using instead the Latin Modern fonts in OpenType format installed by 
> the TeX i-Package in /Library/Fonts/Latin Modern/?
> In any case, I seem to remember from previous posts here that 
> Illustrator (and probably other Adobe software as well) has problems 
> with the CM fonts due to their odd encoding. I don't remember whether 
> any solution was proposed.
> HTH,
> Bruno Voisin

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