[pdftex] (fwd) tetex-bin: pdftex/pdflatex fails to subset embedded CJK TrueType font

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Dec 14 09:48:30 CET 2004

Hartmut Henkel wrote:

> So what is the criteria in the PDF file that the pdffonts tool or
> acroread decides it's subsetted or not? No idea. It seems that pdftex
> does in fact some kind of subsetting, and from the practical standpoint,
> the PDF file with subsetted TT fonts is significantly smaller than the
> one with fully embedded TT fonts.

just a thought: maybe the whole vector is there but not all the glyph 
subroutines; since a space is a character a font with say 10% visible glyphs and 
90% 'spaces' is fully embedded

(long ago there has been a thread on this font subroutine inclusion being 


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