[pdftex] Patch for pdftex for subsetted font printing problem

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Jun 18 01:51:34 CEST 2001

At 09:10 PM 6/15/01 -0400, Tom Kacvinsky wrote:
>Hi all,
>Attached is a patch for pdftex 3.14159-14h-released-20010417 that fixes the
>following problem:
>  PDF files generated by pdftex in which Type 1 fonts are subsetted do
>  not print correctly from Acrobat (Reader) 5.0.
>Having been down this road before (sending a patch in for pdftex whilst
>Thanh is away), I feel compelled to state that this patch is for those who
>want to use it, and I am not asking for it to be the definitive, official
>fix for this problem.

I think that given the serious nature of the problem, this patch is quite
important, so the "released" can be changed into "patched", so i vote for
applying this patch.  Also, this patch is not an extension, but repairs a

>With that said, the patch just simply fills in the gaps in the Subrs array
>with subroutines do nothing.  This does not yield the smallest possible

no problem, font compression is another issue

>subsetted font. To do that, one needs to renumber all of the subroutines,
>and make sure the charstrings which call these renumbered subroutines use
>the new numbers, etc...

sounds like a good patch 

>The limited tests I have run indicate the patch does work and does not
>introduce any new bugs.  Comments and more testing would be appreciated.

ok, if there's a windows binary ... 

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