[texhax] font question

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Apr 26 17:18:03 CEST 2005

On Apr 26, 2005, at 10:55 AM, tomfool at as220.org wrote:

> I have a document that prints wonderfully on my friendly neighborhood
> printer's printer, except that the \copyright symbol turns out a plain
> vanilla 'c' instead of a c-in-a-circle when they print the PDF files I
> send them.  I assume that this is some kind of mismatch between the
> fonts installed on my computer and the fonts on their printer.

Weird. Usually the complaint here is that the circle is drawn as a 
graphic and the lowercase ``c'' placed in it doesn't quite match 
everything else.

> Unfortunately, font handling is one of those topics I've put off
> learning about in any depth.  I suppose until now.  Here are my
> questions:
>  1. Since my printer (the business) is friendly, but doesn't seem 100%
>     up-to-date on the capabilities of their own equipment, is there
>     easy advice I can offer them?  Does this sound like a common
>     mismatch between font A and font B?  I'm using the default PS
>     Times, by redefining the default font to 'ptm'.

Instead do:

\textcopyright 2005

which'll get you the characters


in the .pdf

>  2. They have asked whether the fonts are embedded in the PDF.  In the
>     documentation for dvips and ps2pdf, I can find no mention of how
>     to do this.  Can these programs do that?  Can I embed just that
>     glyph?

You can open up the .ps file and search it for the font inclusion.

Probably better to use pdftex though --- that way you can check such in 
Adobe Acrobat Reader.

You'll need to configure your distribution in any case to download the 
core fonts --- this is pretty easy in the newer, nicer ones (usually 
done at install time)


William Adams, publishing specialist
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