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

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Wed Mar 12 00:41:06 EDT 2008

One thing you may want to look at in R is the help for the postscript  
output driver. If I remember correctly, the example file that in the  
help lays out pretty much what has to be done in order to get  
appropriate output. You could also use something like "Times New  
Roman" which wouldn't be in the base 14, or use XeTeX, and perhaps  
that would solve these problems.

Good luck; I'm sorry that I don't have anything more concrete to  

On Mar 11, 2008, at 11:13 PM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:

> On Mar 11, 2008, at 10:38 PM, David Watson wrote:
>> The bit about "-Pdownload35"?
> I don't actually use simpdftex personally, though I guess I could,  
> but I still think this will not solve the problem of the  
> illustrations not having the fonts embedded (this is what Richard  
> refers to in the last paragraph I think). I'll give it a try though  
> when I get a moment. For now I found a workaround, essentially  
> forcing R to not use Times but instead to use the URW equivalent.  
> That ghostscript could embed just fine. Still no go with Zapf  
> Dingbats, but I just managed to not use that at all (by using png  
> instead of pdf).
> I suppose the problem might be that in my system ghostscript doesn't  
> actually know about Helvetica, Times etc, only about their URW  
> equivalents? So it was not embedding the fonts when encountering  
> Helvetica or Times.
> Then again, this world of fonts is kind of new to me.
> Haris Skiadas
> Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
> Hanover College

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