Re: [xep-support] Base 14 fonts

From: Jirka Kosek <>
Date: Mon Mar 13 2006 - 12:56:57 PST

Patrick Goetz wrote:
> 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?

Because these free viewers use substitute fonts (e.g. URW) instead of
original Adobe ones.

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