[metapost] Conformance to Document Structuring Conventions Specification ver 3.0

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Feb 13 03:20:52 CET 2006

>>>>> "Karl" == Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> writes:

  >>     actually embedding the font is not a big deal.  

  > Cool, as long as it's optional and not the default.  Having every
  > mp figure include every font would be a disaster for the 90% case
  > of the figures being included in TeX (or other) documents where
  > the fonts are already present.

We don't talk about graphics which are supposed to be included into a
TeX document.

TeXies would set prologues:=0 and don't use the infont operator which
puts the string directly into the output file instead of using TeX for

I'm wondering why metapost with prologues:=1 loads the tfm files but
does not provide any kerning.

BTW., it shouldn't matter whether a complete font is included in a
graphic file if pdfTeX can find the font in pdftex.map.  A subset will
be created for the font used in the graphic and/or in the text.

Fonts which are not mentioned in pdftex.map always have to be
embedded.  They are not touched by pdfTeX.


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