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

From: Patrick Goetz <>
Date: Mon Mar 13 2006 - 10:30:32 PST

Jirka Kosek wrote:
> 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.

This begs the question, then, why does XEP include the type 1 Helvetica,
Times Roman, etc. font metrics at all? Why not, for example, use the
free fonts included with gs

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