[XeTeX] Printers & PDFs created by XeTeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Jul 23 17:45:53 CEST 2007

On Jul 23, 2007, at 11:30 AM, Evgenie Medvedev wrote:

> William Adams wrote:
>> Load the PNG into something which can save out a raster .pdf and
>> place that.
> 	I've found that ImageMagick can convert a CMYK TIFF into PDF quickly
> and efficiently enough, but for some reason it says Helvetica is
> embedded into the file regardless, even though looking at the file's
> size compared to the original, it probably isn't really in there.

Strange. Probably it's stamping the .pdf w/ a number / slug or  
something like that.

>> If memory serves, you need to specify the default text colour too
>> (this is probably why JK was thinking xdv2pdf makes RGB) --- see my
>> e- mail to JK for the code which I used on my most recent project.
> 	Giving \selectcolormodel{cmyk} in the preamble seems to have  
> converted
> most of the PGF/TikZ graphics into CMYK, but for some reason, not  
> all of
> them -- it might be that the default color names in TikZ aren't  
> defined
> through xcolor, but derived ones like red!20 are, because all of those
> definitely became CMYK while the bare "red", "blue" and "magenta"  
> did not.
> 	I'm not sure if it affected the default text color, though.

Use a tool to check the separations.

>> you can run the file through GhostScript and convert all type to
>> paths (which will blow up file-size / complexity).
> 	 Ow. That'd be bad, even though it's obviously a catch-all solution.
> What kind of years since last upgrade should I hope for?

Varies by RIP vendor.

CID keyed fonts were introduced in ~1996 if memory serves, so since  
sometime after that.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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