[pdftex] Type 1 font problem

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Mon Jan 22 02:23:43 CET 2018

On Sun, 21 Jan 2018, Karl Berry wrote:

> First idea: check that all of the fonts are embedded. (pdffonts will
> tell you.) I suspect so, but that's always one thing to check.
> Looking at http://users.wfu.edu/cottrell/t1problem/caslon_bad.png, that
> is strange output, to me more indicative of a bug in the font rendering
> on system B than anything else.  I doubt it is a problem in the PDF,
> because the PDF just says "display these characters from this font".
> It might help to make a tiny document, just one character from one font
> at a large size. Then you can inspect the actual PDFs being created
> (including the font embedding) and have some hope of discerning what is
> going on, and maybe the strange breakage will appear in some
> recognizable way.
> (Set \pdfcompresslevel=0 \pdfobjcompresslevel=0 and run with pdftex.)
> Another possible test would be to use the fonts in a non-TeX system, if
> you can find anything else that still uses Type 1 fonts. (I don't know
> of anything.)

Thanks, Karl (and also George White). I'll try to follow your advice 
and will report back if I find anything definitive.

Allin Cottrell

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