[pdftex] Fwd: [Mac OS X TeX] printing accented letters
mcquaid at u.arizona.edu
Mon Mar 4 10:37:29 CET 2002
No, I only printed it once, using Acrobat Reader
5.0. I did not attempt to print from Preview also.
I don't know what that would prove about pdftex.
So, getting back to the original "question," which
said that "printing accented characters does not
work with pdftex," how would trying to print from
Preview matter? I can easily believe there are
problems with Preview, a relatively new
application. That doesn't mean there's anything
wrong with pdftex. Having successfully printed
accented characters using pdftex by any method,
I'm now pretty confident that pdftex doesn't have
a problem with accented characters.
I have often had trouble with applications not
being able to find various fonts or various ranges
within a font. Again, this does not indicate a
... regarding a message from Christian Huldt on Feb 27:
> Did you try to print the document from Preview as well?
> I've had document that prints OK from Acrobat reader, but not from
> Preview, so it seems to me that something fishy is going on...
> onsdagen den 27 februari 2002 kl 01.20 skrev Mick McQuaid:
> > I just now printed a document with accented characters
> > on a Lexmark Z32 from Mac OS X 10.1.3, printing
> > from Acrobat Reader 5.
> > The pdflatex version is
> > This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-1.00a-pretest-20010806 (Web2C 126.96.36.199)
> > The document can be seen at
> > www.u.arizona.edu/~mcquaid/muscomp.pdf
> > No problems. Are you able to print this document?
> > Do you want the LaTeX source to try it?
> > ... regarding a message from Gerben Wierda on Feb 26:
> >> Someone asked my help with the following problem. Printing accented
> >> characters does not work when using pdftex, but it does work with
> >> tex+dvips+ps2pdf. He wrote me this e-mail but I do not know what is
> >> going on, I do not know enough about the gritty font details. What is
> >> going on here? Is this a known problem?
> >> Thanks,
> >> G
> >> Begin forwarded message:
> >>>> Not necessarily strange. There might be a difference between the two
> >>>> where type 1 fonts is concerned. Maybe the dvips route uses bitmap
> >>>> fonts for that particular font where you have the accented
> >>>> characters.
> >>> Dear Gerben,
> >>> Thanks for the hint ---
> >>> Letting Acrobat Reader list all the fonts in a document,
> >>> it turns out the difference is this:
> >>> pdftex: Encoding = Custom
> >>> Actual Font = Embedded subset
> >>> tex-dvi-ps-pdf: Encoding = Built-in
> >>> Actual Font = Embedded
> >>> Would it be possible for me to instruct pdftex to use built-in
> >>> encoding and/or embedded fonts? Do you think it would solve the
> >>> problem? If it is complicated or tricky, please don't waste time
> >>> on me --- I can easily live with the tex-dvi-ps-pdf way...
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