[pdftex] pdflatex and font embedding

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Wed Aug 30 00:41:31 CEST 2006

On Tue, 29 Aug 2006, Bernhard Walle wrote:

> I embed several images available in PDF format into my pdflatex
> document. The problem is that the images have their fonts embedded and
> so the documents becomes quite large.

> At comp.text.tex I was told to add a line like
>    \pdfmapline{=<nontfm> SMyriad-Light <8r.enc <smyriad3.pfb}
> This doesn't change the behaviour.
> The pdffonts output on one of the embedded PDF files looks like:
> name                                 type         emb sub uni object ID
> ------------------------------------ ------------ --- --- --- ---------
> SMyriad-Regular                      Type 1C      yes no  no       9  0
> SMyriad-Light                        Type 1C      yes no  no      11  0
> LetterGothic12PitchBT-Roman          Type 1C      yes no  no      13  0
> I use pdfeTeX 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4). Can anybody help?

Your method seems to be correct. I just tried a similar experiment with
newest pdftex-1.40.0-beta, where it still does not replace Type 1C
fonts. But it definitely works for Type 1 fonts. No idea yet whether it
can be implemented at all for Type 1C, or whether it's simply a bug.

Regards, Hartmut

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