[OS X TeX] Font embedding

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 27 15:40:13 EST 2006

On Nov 27, 2006, at 2:28 PM, Mark Eli Kalderon wrote:

> On 27 Nov 2006, at 19:16, Gerrit Glabbart wrote:
>> If you are not using one of the standard fonts -- for instance, if  
>> you are using Latin Modern, or one of the gtamacfonts, those  
>> should already be embedded in the pdf, but I'm not sure how  
>> "completely". Anyone?
> Well, running pdflatex on gwtetex installed on my system embeds a  
> subset of the fonts---presumably only those characters that are  
> used in the document. I have checked this independently by opening  
> the resulting pdf in Acrobat Pro and checking the embedded fonts.  
> However, I have noticed something strange---on Windows boxes  
> viewing the pdf results in font substitution. I thought font  
> embedding precluded this, but ...
> All the best, Mark


What fonts are you using? If you are using one of the ``Standard 35''  
Laserwriter fonts by default they are NOT included (even partially)  
and will result in font substitution if they don't exist on the  
windows box; e.g., some boxes only have Times New Roman, not the  
standard Time.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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