[OS X TeX] pdf font coding problems
gratzer at ms.umanitoba.ca
Thu Dec 22 15:24:20 EST 2005
OK, I created the .MacOSX file with the text file therein, installed
your application and nothing happens.
My TeXShop is ``out of the box'' from the TUG site.
On Dec 21, 2005, at 5:59 PM, 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.
> 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" .
> I'm tentatively calling this application FontBegone... FontBegone
> now also appears in the contextual menu of my PDF/EPS files.
> In contrast to the earlier instructions, I'm now converting the
> result back to PDF because for longer documents that seemed better
> to me. For one thing, Illustrator then starts up a dialog letting
> you choose which page to edit.
> One additional difference to Gary's earlier applescript is that I
> decided not to open Illustrator automatically after the conversion
> process, because (as I said) Intaglio users would benefit from the
> same fix.
> I have posted the application and installation instructions on my
> web site,
> Hope this is of use to someone,
> Jens Uwe Nöckel
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Physics
> University of Oregon
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