Re: [xep-support] embedding fonts in PDF -- adding embed="true" seems not to work for base fonts!

From: David Tolpin <>
Date: Mon Mar 13 2006 - 08:52:40 PST

On Mon, 13 Mar 2006 20:25:38 +0400, Patrick Goetz <>

> David Tolpin wrote:
>> A Type1 font consist of two parts, the metrics and the outline.
>> Helvetica.afm is the metrics (Adobe Font Metrics); to embed the font,
>> you'll need the outline too. Get a matching outline somewhere, and add
>> it to your system and to your configuration.
> Any reason why the outline doesn't just come with the XEP distribution
> for the convenience of users?

Because Helvetica is one of standard PDF fonts, and the metrics are
distributed by Adobe. Not the outlines.

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Received on Mon Mar 13 09:22:34 2006

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