[OS X TeX] Russian characters contained in included .pdf do not appear in compiled document

Manuel libros at limay.de
Mon Dec 20 23:13:20 CET 2010


On 20/12/2010, at 13:40, Alan Munn wrote:

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> On Dec 19, 2010, at 7:11 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
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>> On Dec 19, 2010, at 6:19 PM, Manuel wrote:
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>>> On 19/12/2010, at 23:52, Alan Munn wrote:
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>>>> Well we know what's happened now, but not why: the original document has 6 fonts embedded in it; the file created by pdfpages has 5.  The difference is that the original document has CenturySchl-Bold embedded twice, but with different encodings: one is Roman and the other is Custom.  I suspect that pdflatex itself is 'cleaning up' the multiple embeddings incorrectly.  Here's a solution:
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>>>> Process your file with xelatex instead of pdflatex; it doesn't have this problem on my test document.  (There may be other aspects of pdfpages that might not work with xelatex, but it won't harm to try.)
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>>>> Alan
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>>> ...and: bang! - it worked. With XeLaTeX everything is fine again and my compiled document is as it should be. Thank you, Alan, and David, Claus, Alain, for your kind help.
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>> I'm glad it worked.  I've filed a bug report with the pdftex folk.
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> Apparently this is a known issue with pdf(la)tex, but it's not clear that it will be fixed, because it might break things and it's not clear what the correct behaviour should be.  The issue arises when the included pdf contains a different version of the font from the one on the  local system but with the same name.  pdf(la)tex uses the local version, which is then missing the glyphs.  There is a solution within pdf(la)tex is to tell it not to replace included pdf fonts, so you can continue to use pdflatex if you include the following command in your preamble:
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> \pdfinclusioncopyfonts=1
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> Alan
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Yes, it works fine with LaTeX including that little magic command.

Manuel




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