[texhax] printing fonts... off topic...

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri May 23 23:22:47 CEST 2008

George Georgalis wrote:

> Hi All, I hope this list is not strict about off topic questions.
> Not sure where else to get better info. Please disregard or
> respond off list with complaints I'll forward summary to the list
> if that is warrented.
> I've come across PDF files that I can read fine on screen but
> which contain fonts that don't print, for example
> http://www.ciaonet.org/journals/gjia/v9i1/0000699.pdf
> I can read "Science&Technology" across the top, even copy that
> text on screen. But, it's not on the printout, neither the
> paragraph headings.  I'm using mac (leopard/preview) to view/print
> the doc. In the past I've tried a variety of pdf transforming; the
> only way I was able to make it work was making a tiff file which I
> cold print, with obvious limitations/problems.
> Why does this happen/how can I avoid it in my docs?  Is there a
> way to fix it for a complete printout?

Can't replicate the problem using Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.2
under Windows/XP.  No idea what "Leopard/preview" is/does;
have you tried Adobe Acrobat Reader on your Macintosh ?

Philip Taylor.

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