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

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Tue Mar 11 22:07:30 EDT 2008

It seems Richard has addressed this one before:


On Mar 11, 2008, at 8:28 PM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:

> 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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