[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
> Unfortunately, font handling is one of those topics I've put off
> learning about in any depth. I suppose until now. Here are my
> 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'.
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
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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