[metapost] Conformance to Document Structuring Conventions Specification ver 3.0

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Feb 13 10:24:13 CET 2006

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>>>>>> "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
> formatting.
hm, as a texie, i *do* use infont -)
> I'm wondering why metapost with prologues:=1 loads the tfm files but
> does not provide any kerning.
if i'm right it also does not read vf files
> 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.
including mp files in pdftex is independent of this: there inclusion is 
done by using just tex code and therefore subsetting takes place;

i'd rather not see the fonts in the mp output unless explicitly asked 
for, so we'd need a dedicated 'includefonts := 1' for that

btw, the charm of mp output is that it's small; the last couple of years 
it has never been a problem to produce a stand alone graphic (using 
mptopdf and pdftops)
> Fonts which are not mentioned in pdftex.map always have to be
> embedded.  They are not touched by pdfTeX.

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