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

From: Jirka Kosek <>
Date: Mon Mar 13 2006 - 10:11:23 PST

Robert Wenner wrote:

> Hm, then how does LaTeX do it?

LaTeX doesn't care about font outlines, it uses only font metrics
information from .tfm files.

You are probably talking about pdftex, which can produce PDF instead of
DVI files. It depends on pdftex configuration, but fonts like Helvetica
and Times are not embeded by pdftex because such fonts must be available
in all PDF viewers (it is requirement of PDF specification). The problem
is, that even different version of Adobe Reader comes with slightly
different fonts and rendering is not 100% accurate across platforms.

You can use some free substitutes for standard fonts like Helvetice and
Times if you want to embed them -- e.g. from URW. But such fonts are
usually of lower quality then originals from Adobe.


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