# [OS X TeX] TeX and Illustrator Fonts -- CMR Works and Lucida doesn't

Alan Curtis acurtis at ieee.org
Sun May 8 17:34:49 CEST 2005

On May 4, 2005, at 9:42 PM, Gordon Sick wrote:

> Further to my earlier post, I've been pursuing the issue of being able
> to edit pdfs created by PDFLatex on Mac OS X with Illustrator CS1. I
> had earlier thought that this wouldn't work at all, because
> Illustrator won't recognize the fonts, but I now find that I
> Illustrator WILL correctly handle the default CMR fonts with no
> problem but NOT the Lucida Y&Y fonts.
>
> I've checked my system, and I don't have the Tex-Illustrator version
> of CMR on the system. When I open the CMR text (created with TeXShop 2
> defaults) in Illustrator CS, I can see the CMR fonts and even select
> the text line and add text. I know it is the Tex version of CMR,
> because when I type a space, it gives me a ? mark rather than a space.

Just a thought --- did you check to see if the CMR fonts are in

I would second using Maarten's ghostscript solution, as even with CMR
fonts problems occur in Illustrator (with odd characters missing - \pm
and \gamma come to mind).

Alan

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