[OS X TeX] [OT] Embedding fonts in images

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 21:28:46 EDT 2008

Thanks, but I don't see how that would help. I just tried it, and the  
resulting figure and pdf file still don't have the figure's fonts  
embedded. Sweave uses R's pdf device to create a file which it then  
includes to the latex file via \includegraphics. I already have  
created those pdf files directly from R, and included them. But they  
don't have their fonts embedded.

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

On Mar 11, 2008, at 9:22 PM, David Watson wrote:

> Sweave? http://vahidfiles1.tripod.com/EPFL-Sweave-powerdot.pdf
> On Mar 11, 2008, at 8:16 PM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:
>> Hope someone on this list can help me with what should be a pretty  
>> common problem, though not directly related to LaTeX. I have some  
>> images in pdf format, generated from R but perhaps that's not  
>> directly relevant. My publisher has asked me to embed all fonts,  
>> including things like Helvetica, Symbol, Zapf Dingbats etc, and I  
>> have so far been unable to do so. I tried ghostscript, with a call  
>> that looks like this:
>> gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite - 
>> sOutputFile=cha03fig03E.pdf -dCompatibilityLevel=1.3 - 
>> dSubsetFonts=true -dEmbedAllFonts=true -sFONTPATH=  cha03fig03.pdf
>> but that didn't seem to do it, Adobe Reader still reports  
>> Helvetica (or Times New Roman depending on which one I select to  
>> set in R) as not being embedded.
>> Any thoughts how to really force all fonts to be embedded? Google  
>> searching produced too many hits, which I did not find  
>> particularly enlightening.
>> Hoping this is something bleeding obvious to someone.
>> Haris Skiadas
>> Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
>> Hanover College
>> PS: Why on earth do publishers need fonts like Helvetica, Times  
>> etc embedded? Surely this is something they can easily do  
>> themselves, no?

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