[OS X TeX] pdf font coding problems
dflatin at rcn.com
Wed Dec 21 22:25:32 EST 2005
On Dec 21, 2005, at 18:59, Jens Nöckel wrote:
> On Dec 20, 2005, at 5:35 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>>>> Here is an AppleScript that Francesco and I threw together this
>>>> afternoon that takes a PDF generated from a .tex file and
>>>> converts all the fonts to outlines. To create an application
>>>> droplet, copy the AppleScript code, paste it into the Script
>>>> Editor, and save it as an application. You can then drop PDFs on
>>>> it and it will convert the fonts to outlines.
> Looking at Intaglio, I see that it has the same problem with LaTeX
> fonts as Illustrator, as soon as one tries to edit the PDF (rather
> than just placing it). In fact, Intaglio does a slightly inferior job.
> Therefore, it really seems useful to have a script that automates
> the ghostscript incantation I posted earlier, for use with
> Illustrator, Intaglio, or perhaps other programs of that type. Of
> course, for those who are happy with the command line, all you'd
> need is to save that one-line "gs ..." instruction as an executable
> script somewhere.
You are right. I guess I had forgotten that I had punted and gone to
a high resolution bitmap for my equations.
> I did exactly that, but for the benefit of others I now wrapped the
> whole thing using the Platypus tool (a very easy way to create
> applications from shell scripts). So now I have an application that
> accepts either PDF, Postscript or EPS by dropping a file onto it;
> it then strips the fonts away and saves the result as a PDF file,
> with the same base name but the ending "-nofont.pdf" .
Your program works well. Thanks. I find that all these issues with
fonts are more of a headache than it is worth. It is one of the
aspects of LaTeX that keeps me out on the fringe. I keep hoping for
some new insight, but the more I look the more font management for
LaTeX appears to be an entire discipline in itself.
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