[pdftex] Strange problems with graphics inclusion

Ulrich Dirr ud at art-satz.de
Thu Jun 21 08:39:57 CEST 2007

Hi Robert,

I can now confirm this too! After some emails with Hans who suspected a
confusion with my map files I made several tests with only the fonts
which are used inside the document input via map file. Same error.

Then I edited my original Illustrator file and replaced all text of
HelveticaNeueLT with Helvetica -- et voilà -- everything worked fine
because body font and font of included graphic file are different. 



RS wrote:
> On 20.06.2007 08:56, Ulrich Dirr wrote:
>> All pdfs fail that have fonts (in fact it's HelveticaNeueLT-Roman,
>> lowercase a-h and numbers 1-8) included.
> I can confirm the problem. On preflighting with Acrobat 7 I get an
> "Unknown error (unknown exception)". It seems to be related to font
> inclusion: 
> When I ran your test3.tex (unchanged), the resulting file was
> OK. Now,
> the difference between our setup is that I don't have HelveticaNeueLT,
> hence pdftex doesn't try to include it but only takes it from
> the image
> file. So here's a new minimal example:
> --- the included file ----
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage[paperwidth=3cm,paperheight=3cm]{geometry}
> \renewcommand\familydefault{cmss}
> \begin{document}
> B
> \end{document}
> ---------------------------
> --- the main file ---------
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
> \pdfmapline{cmr10 CMR10 <cmr10.pfb}
> % \pdfmapline{+cmss10 CMSS10 <cmss10.pfb}
> \begin{document}
> A\par\includegraphics{test_grf}
> \end{document}
> ---------------------------
> This PDF file will be OK. However, if I acquaint pdftex with cmss by
> uncommenting the pdfmapline line, it will result in the same
> error again.
> You could try to remove all map entries for HelveticaNeueLT.
> Of course,
> if you are using this font elsewhere in the document, you are
> out of luck.
> ...
> But: The same test with a pdftex that includes all current
> patches from
> sarovar runs fine. So it seems the bug is resolved in the
> next version.
> (When will it be released, BTW?)
> Best regards,

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