[OS X TeX] pdf font coding problems
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Dec 19 19:07:02 EST 2005
A few years ago I discarded Illustrator for similar reasons and
decided to create graphics with the help of metapost using mfpic as a
convenient "frontend". This means of course that pdflatex is the
underlying tex engine.
In my opinion any mathematician will love the beauty and ease of
metapost compared with the clumsy features of Illustrator.
On Dec 19, 2005, at 18:31, George Gratzer wrote:
> First of all, I would like to thank you all for the time you took
> to =20
> help me.
> The problem is solved, although the solution is time consuming and =20
> awkward. As an academic, interested in solving in great detail =20
> problems that do not even occur to others, I am very dissatisfied.
> I cannot for the life of me figure out how Illustrator complained =20
> about missing Nimbus fonts? I do not have any on my computer. =20
> Googling Nimbus, I find that I can buy it at myfonts.com. I can buy
> Nimbus Roman No9 L
> as regular italic or medium italic. Would it help?
> I also found a Web site for GhostScript fonts, including Nimbus. =20
> Unfortunately, it showed only three links to downloading them and all
> were dead.
> So thanks to all,
> On Dec 19, 2005, at 7:43 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Le 19 déc. 05 à 11:17, Peter Dyballa a écrit :
>>> Am 19.12.2005 um 10:49 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
>>>> sudo -H updmap-sys --setoption dvipsDownloadBase35 true
>>>> sudo -H updmap-sys --setoption pdftexDownloadBase14 true
>>>> sudo -H updmap-sys --setoption dvipdfmDownloadBase14 true
>>> Doesn't this mean that you need to have these 35 PostScript fonts
>>> installed for TeX? I think they're not free and not contained in
>>> the TeX i-Package (only TFM and VF) ... So when you want to
>>> download these fonts or when you want to have automatic font
>>> expansion as a microtypographic feature available, you need to
>>> use their urw++ clones ... I have completely switched off the use
>>> of urw++ substitutes (because I'm a rich man, owner of a
>>> PostScript 3 printer!), but I think once you select any of the
>>> urw MAP file fragments they are listed there as items to be
>>> downloaded. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to print with these
>>> fonts. So this won't help George, I think.
>> I think you're mistaken: the updmap documentation isn't
>> particularly extensive or clear, but from reading the updmap
>> script and its man page, it seems to me that the
>> dvipsDownloadBase35 option (and similarly for the pdfTeX and
>> dvipdfm ones) precisely has this function: replacing the Adobe
>> fonts by their URW clones, and making sure these are downloaded.
>> From the man page, it seems that, with dvipsDownloadBase35 set to
>> true, download35.map is used to construct psfonts.map, which will
>> contain, for example:
>> pcrr8r NimbusMonL-Regu "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc
>> telling the URW clone of Courier will be used and included in the
>> PDF output.
>> With dvipsDownloadBase35 set to false, builtin35.map will be used
>> instead, so that psfonts.map will contain:
>> pcrr8r Courier "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc
>> telling Courier itself will be used but not included in the PDF
>> That said, I can confirm what George observed: attempting to open
>> a PDF file created with TeX + dvips + GS, and containing Nimbus
>> fonts, in Illustrator CS 2 I get a message telling several Nimbus
>> fonts are missing and will be substituted (they indeed are, by a
>> sans-serif font, possibly Lucida Grande).
>> However, opening the same PDF file in Acrobat, I can verify the
>> Nimbus fonts are indeed there (in the form of partial sets).
>> In any case, after posting my preceding message in this thread
>> this morning I saw the discussion had been moved to another thread
>> "[OS X TeX] Font problem", and the problem solved, so I will stop
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