[OS X TeX] Creating a Sensible PDF Document

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Feb 7 15:01:40 EST 2007

Am 07.02.2007 um 18:23 schrieb Philipp Mathey:

> say a system running Linux with xpdf, would I have to choose the  
> option to have all fonts embedded in the document during the  
> configuration phase even though this will create a much larger  
> document ?

How else will you guarantee legibility? "Full embedding" might not be  
the proper term. It should be sufficient to embed all those glyphs  
from a particular font that are really used. Could be all PDF viewers  
can work without the set of 13 "standard PDF" fonts: Times,  
Helvetica, Courier, and Zapf-Dingbats (?), as the PostScript printers  
and emulations can ...

> Is that the only way ?

No. You can build a package including all the fonts that you've used  
in the document – although this might break the one or the other  
licensing agreement.

Actually in times like ours it's wiser not to use -E with xdvipdfmx.  
How can you know whether a receiver of your document will handle the  
fonts issue with common sense?



The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new  
discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny..."
                                       Isaac Asimov

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