[tex-live] TeXworks on Windows versus Linux wrt embedding of Japanese fonts

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Mar 12 20:53:47 CET 2013

On 2013-03-12 at 10:55:26 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:

 > On Di, 12 Mär 2013, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
 > > Not embedding all fonts is always a bad idea.  It's a matter of fact
 > > that documents which don't contain all fonts aren't portable.
 > Not true for Japanese fonts. Here the font metrics of all the fonts
 > do agree, so there is no problem with mismatched dimens. 

This makes a lot of sense indeed.
 > It is *very* common practice to use non-embedded fonts in Japan,
 > and the system provides its copy of the two basic fonts.

I occasionally encountered problems with non-embedded fonts in
Japanese data sheets.  They are written in English with Roman glyphs
from a Japanese font.  In some cases it's helpful to have the East
Asian fontpacks from Adobe installed.  

There are also data sheets I can only view on Windows but not on Linux
and didn't find out what's missing.  When I encounter such a file
again, maybe you or Akira can give me a hint.


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