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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 22:01:57 CET 2013

2013/3/12 Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
> 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.
I cannot say how each PDF viewer works but at least Acrobat Reader has
a list of font substitution which is inspected if a font is not
embedded and not installed in the system. A replacement font is then
used. Maybe Linux viewer does not find an appropriate replacement
font. Acrobat Reader says which font was requested and which font is
used as a replacement. If the font is free and can be installed in
Linux, you can copy it and modify the rules so that it is found.

> Regards,
>   Reinhard
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Zdeněk Wagner

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