[XeTeX] 0.997 font oddity

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Fri Jul 27 15:16:37 CEST 2007

On Friday, July 27, 2007, at 07:34AM, "Jonathan Kew" <jonathan_kew at sil.org> wrote:
>On 27 Jul 2007, at 10:55 am, Stephen Moye wrote:
>> I updated XeTeX this morning from the svn source. At random, I  
>> picked a file to TeX -- (fontspec-example.tex see below).
>> There is this message in the log file:
>>       ** NOTICE: This document contains a `Preview & Print only'  
>> licensed font **
>> I tried commenting out all of the fonts (and deleting euler from  
>> the \usepackage command), but the message was still there. Where is  
>> it coming
>> from? Presumably this is spurious, as all of the fonts requested  
>> seem to be embedded and subsetted in the resulting PDF, whether  
>> using the original fonts or commenting them out. Just curious...
>It's coming from xdvipdfmx, which has become the default output  
>driver for 0.997, replacing xdv2pdf (which remains available via the - 
>output-driver option). And it's not spurious, just an information  
>message (though I'll probably suppress it except when running with  
>the verbose option).
>TrueType and OpenType fonts contain flags that are supposed to  
>indicate any license restrictions on embedding the fonts in  
>documents, and xdvipdfmx informs you of such restrictions. But this  
>particular message doesn't really seem very useful; it's not like you  
>can do much with the PDF except Preview and Print anyway, usually!

Well, no, I could send it to someone who is not on a Mac and should view or print
the file -- not possible if the fonts are not embedded, which, I think, is what the
message is getting at (?).

I guess I am also surprised to learn that Apple would ship OS X fonts
that could not be embedded. 

But then, if I  comment out all the system fonts used by fontspec
and still get the message, what does that mean -- that the default fonts
have the flag set? I guess I'd like to see the message give an indication of which
font(s) trigger it.


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