[texworks] Poppler fonts

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 12:03:22 CEST 2011

Ok, from the fonts bar (using Tw 0.5 ver 773 throughout these tests)

Same as you.


Realised that Tw session has to be closed completely before renaming the
fonts folder.

If Tw closed and then re-opened then it recognises the changed status of the
fonts folder and looks for fonts in Windows/font instead.

Working form fonts.dir listing  in the Tw fonts folder, I copied ...


 ... to a new folder to stand as the Tw fonts directory when the real one
was disabled.

Re started Tw, opened our pdf and everything was great, missing
fonts located in Windows/fonts

and from the Tw font bar can see that zapfdingbats retrieved from


Are the font-metrics/kerning the same using the Windows .ttf, I'm not sure
if the original way you had it (with the fonts in fonts folder) did not look
better somehow in the Tw previewer.


On 31 March 2011 22:35, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 2011-03-31 11:09, Paul A Norman wrote:
> > Apparently looking for type1 fonts?
> Yes. These are the 14 base fonts that every PDF viewer should have built
> in (or suitable, i.e. metrically equivalent, replacements, anyway)
> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_14_fonts#Standard_Type_1_Fonts].
> Since poppler is only a library, it apparently is in the responsibility
> of the app using it to make sure those fonts are available.
> >From my personal experience, this has worked for all except the
> ZapfDingbats font. But on your system, this does not seem to the case... :(
> -Stefan
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