[pdftex] AR 5 not working with pdftex?

Tom Kacvinsky tjk at ams.org
Tue Jun 5 10:11:52 CEST 2001

Hi Bob,

Please send me the PDF file that prints w/o problem.  I have been going BESERK
here trying to get one of the files you sent me to print.  I tried adding the
Encoding object by hand (being very carefule with byte offsets and what not),
but have had no joy.

There still is a problem with subsetted fonts, and it has nothing to do with
Encoding objects.


On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Robert Howlett wrote:

> Hi all,
> Tom Kacvinsky noticed a PDF error in a file I sent him.
> The file was generated by
> pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-14h-released-20010417
> and the error is that there is a reference to an object
> that doesn't exist. The missing object should be the
> encoding vector for an embedded font.
> I now think that *this* is the cause of one of the
> printing problems I have seen, rather than a bug in
> Acrobat Reader 5.0.
> My tex file is
> \pdfcompresslevel=0
> \nopagenumbers
> $\Gamma$ fl fi \ss
> \bye
> and the map file contains
> cmr10 CMR10 <<cmr10.pfb
> Printing from Acrobat Reader to a postscript printer
> gave a blank piece of paper.
> However, when I changed the map file line to
> cmr10 CMR10 <<cmr10.pfb cmtext.enc
> then the pdftex put the encoding vector into the pdf file
> -- no more missing object -- and now it printed OK.
> (This appears to differ from the behaviour that Tom
> observe, for some reason that I don't understand.)
> However, the missing object when the map file does
> not specify an encoding file certainly seems to be a bug.
> Bob Howlett
> Tom Kacvinsky wrote:
> >
> > sundries1.pdf has a reference to an object that does not exist in
> > the PDF
> >
> and later
> > More info:
> >
> > I took one of the problematic files Bob sent me and added an Encoding object.
> > No go.  For the fully embdedded font, Acrobat still thinks the font uses the
> > built-in encoding, and not a custom encoding.  So the built-in encoding
> > is used, and, again, the duplicate entries are stripped.  Foo!
> >
> > Tom
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