[Mac OS X TeX] How to get teTeX pdf mathematics read by Illustrator X

Piet van Oostrum piet at cs.uu.nl
Thu Feb 14 12:47:20 CET 2002

>>>>> "Dr. Paul Fons" <paul-fons at aist.go.jp> (PF) writes:

PF> I would like to make some slides in Illustrator using mathematics typeset
PF> using pdftex (TeXShop). The pdf file looks great in preview as well as with
PF> Acrobat, but Illustrator, while able to open the file, does not display
PF> some characters (noninclusively specifically greek and minus signs).  The
PF> type 1 fonts exist in the system Library folder and Acrobat indicates that
PF> they are imbedded as well (CMSY10 and CMMI10).  What is the score here --
PF> how can I get Illustrator to read in the typeset mathematics correctly.  It
PF> should be added here that Illustrator 9 does apparently read in the file
PF> correctly (according to a colleague), but has trouble with printing.

This is most probably caused by these characters occupying charactercodes <
32. TeX uses these indeed for Greek characters and the minus sign. MacOS9
applications are know to have problems with this encoding. dvips has a
special option -G to remap these characters to codes > 128, which by the
way will not work with 256-character fonts like Times-Roman or the EC fonts.
Als dvipdfm has an option to do this. So I guess you would have to take
this route. I am not aware of an easy way to do it with pdftex.
Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>
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