Re: [xep-support] Preventing Type 1 fonts from subsetting

From: Nikolai Grigoriev (
Date: Mon Feb 09 2004 - 02:02:41 PST

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    I could not reproduce the effect: on all our tests, fonts correctly
    obey subsetting values specified in fonts.xml. Could you please
    send us off-list (to an offending PDF sample,
    with etc/fonts.xml, PFB, and AFM for us to recreate the situation?

    Best regards,
    Nikolai Grigoriev

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Ken Brooks
    Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 2:31 AM
    Subject: [xep-support] Preventing Type 1 fonts from subsetting

    I recently upgraded versions of XEP to version 3.7.1 (from version 3.13) and have started to get complaints from our printers that
    although the PDFs we're supplying pass a Pitstop preflight, they are failing on press (quite dramatically!) because of font
    subsetting. When I use the preflight associated with Acrobat 6.0, the fonts are indeed all subsetted, although I've set the
    appropriate attribute in the fonts.xml file.

    We're using Type 1 fonts (TrueType fonts have had other spectacular failures) and need to deliver them fully embedded. Below is an
    example of what we have in the fonts.xml file.

    <font name="AgfaRotisSerif" afm="D:\fonts\RotisSerifT1\AT641___.AFM" pfb="D:\fonts\RotisSerifT1\AT641___.PFB" embed="true"
              <alias name="Rotis Serif"/>
              <alias name="RotisSerif"/>

    Do you have any suggestions on what I can do about this?

    Ken Brooks

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