[OS X TeX] pdf font coding problems

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Mon Dec 19 13:35:26 EST 2005

El 12/19/05 11:31 AM, "George Gratzer" <gratzer at ms.umanitoba.ca> escribió:

> I cannot for the life of me figure out how Illustrator complained
> about missing Nimbus fonts? I do not have any on my computer.

Yes, you do:


Now --by default updmap
(/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/updmap.cfg) uses

``URWkb:   URW fonts with "berry" filenames''.

So, with this default configuration, LaTeXing

Hola, Prof. Gr\"atzer. Utilizo mucho su libro \textit{Math into \LaTeX}

Acrobat will tell you your document uses NimbusRomNo9L-Regu an
NimbusRomNo9L-ReguItal; and if you open the document with Illustrator, it
will complain about missing fonts.

But you can change updmap to use

``ADOBE:   Adobe fonts with "vendor" filenames''


sudo updmap-sys --setoption LW35 ADOBE

and with the same document above Acrobat will tell you you're using
Times-Roman and Times-Italic and Illustrator will open it without problems.

This is true only with text; math is another thing, as Illustrator will
substitute many CM and AMS fonts.

Best regard,


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