[pdftex] Finding where a Type 3 font is used

Thierry Bouche thierry.bouche at ujf-grenoble.fr
Fri Oct 7 17:41:40 CEST 2005

Le vendredi 7 octobre 2005 vers 17:04:57, Dario Teixeira écrivait :

D> Hi everybody,

D> Given a PDF file, is there any way to locate where exactly in the
D> document a certain font is used?

D> I am asking this because even though (I think) I am using only
D> Type 1 fonts, the output PDF produced by pdflatex seems to still
D> contain some Type 3 fonts.

D> Here are the font-related packages I am using:

D> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
D> \usepackage{textcomp}

2 possibilities.

textcomp induces the use of some TC PK font or you embed PDF images that
have Type 3 fonts included (e.g. PDFs made from EPS with some low-tech

For fonts embedded by pdftex itself, just look at the bottom of the log
file : a list of the embedded font files appear. If there is a pk there,
then that's the thing.


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