[pdftex] Font subsetting with PDFs from InDesign?

Thanh Han The hanthethanh at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 09:06:27 CEST 2008

there is a simple workaround: try not to subset those fonts
(eg use '<<cmr10.pfb' in mapfile). Then each fontfile will be
included entirely, but only once for all instances in the
whole doc.


On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 02:09:23PM +0200, Martin Schroeder wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to create PDFs with InDesign which when included in pdfTeX
> pdfTeX will subset the included fonts. One of the criteria for pdfTeX
> is the existence of the /CharSet key in the FontDescriptor. I haven't
> yet managed to create PDFs with this key; apparently ID thinks the
> FontName is enough to indicate subsetting.
> Is there a way to coerce ID to write the /CharSet key? Or is there
> software that adds the key to PDFs?
> Background: We have a customer that creates PDFs while embedding many
> PDFs. The resulting file uses >5k fonts, which the software at the
> printing house doesn't like...
> Best
>    Martin
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