[xep-support] Base 14 fonts

From: Patrick Goetz <pgoetz@internetbs.com>
Date: Mon Mar 13 2006 - 10:36:01 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.

BTW, how is it, then that the Base 14 type 1 fonts (Helvetica, Times,
Courier, Symbol) are available in all PDF viewers? Surely the xpdf
people, among others, are not licensing these fonts from Adobe?

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Received on Mon Mar 13 11:05:26 2006

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