Re: Choice of fonts in LaTeX
- To: "Paul A. Rubin" <rubin@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Choice of fonts in LaTeX
- From: Johan Ingvast <ingvast@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 21:53:08 +0200
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Paul A. Rubin wrote:
You said about sticking to basic PDF fonts, but I would have thought
that it would be the other way round - unusual fonts would be *more*
portable because they are actually embedded within the document.
I'm not sure that's necessarily true. I think it is up to the software
producing the PDF file to decide whether to embed fonts (either
"unusual" or standard) or simply to enter the font name someplace in the
document. If the font is not embedded and also not installed on the
viewing machine, then the reader program uses what it thinks is a "close
enough" font (determined, I think, from tables in the reader program).
If you are using ps2pdf when making the pdf you can make sure the fonts
are embedded even if the standard fonts are used by adding
to the ps2pdf argument list. (What the 'subsetFont' means is unknown to
me, but I've been told it should be there).
When sending photo ready copies of conference articles, it is common
that the conference organizer demands that all fonts are embedded.