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

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Wed Mar 12 11:44:41 EDT 2008

If you export an eps file from R, and then use the Apple tool pstopdf,  
you end up with a pdf that has the fonts embedded in the file.

Hope that helps.

You could apply this process to a whole directory of files by using  
"apply pstopdf *.eps"

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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