[xep-support] Re: [docbook-apps] how to embed basic fonts

From: Alexander Peshkov <peshkov@renderx.com>
Date: Wed Oct 26 2005 - 02:05:58 PDT

Hello Cheryl,

This question is more suitable for the xep-support list, so I'll
cross-post my answer there. In order to embed a font you should have
font outlines available and make appropriate changes in the font
configuration in xep.xml. In this particular case you are using
standard Adobe Type1 fonts. Metrics for these fonts (.afm files) are
shipped with XEP, however in order to embed such font you'll need font
outlines as well (.pfb or .pfa files) - we don't have a license to
redistribute them; only font metrics are public. So you have to either
find/buy outlines for these fonts or use some other fonts - for
example, Windows comes with some TrueType fonts (like Times and Arial)
which can be embedded without any problems. Moreover if you look
inside of xep.xml you'll find a commented section with ready to use
configuration for these fonts. XEP font configuration is thoroughly
described in Section 2.4. of XEP Reference manual.

Best regards,
Alexander Peshkov mailto:peshkov@renderx.com

CC> I'm using XEP (Version 4.4 build 20050822) to create a pdf from
CC> docbook on OSX (Tiger).

CC> I just tried uploading my pdf to lulu.com, a print on demand service.
CC> It complains that my fonts (all basic fonts) are not embedded (see
CC> below).

CC> Is there a fast workaround to get these fonts into my pdf? I have
CC> Acrobat 7.0 Pro available.

CC> Thanks,

CC> Cheryl

CC> Your document could not be created: Font "Helvetica-Bold" is not
CC> embedded.
CC> Font "Times-Roman" is not embedded.
CC> Font "Times-Bold" is not embedded.
CC> Font "Times-Italic" is not embedded.
CC> Font "Times-BoldItalic" is not embedded.
CC> Font "Helvetica" is not embedded.

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Received on Wed Oct 26 02:38:07 2005

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