[XeTeX] duplicate embedded fonts

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Sat Jul 28 11:18:14 CEST 2007

On  27 Jul, 2007, at 12:21, Hendrik Fuß wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm using xetex and xdvipdfmx to typeset a document which imports  
> several PDF figures. The figures use the same fonts as the main  
> document, but since they all have their own font subsets embedded,  
> I end up with a PDF which has hundreds of subsets of the same font,  
> some of which have different encodings. I have heard that this can  
> cause problems with some reprographic setups, but apart from that,  
> I think the file size could be greatly reduced by removing these  
> fonts. Does anybody know a simple way to do this?
> I used Illustrator to create most of the figures, which seems to  
> always embed fonts in its PDF files.

If you are on a Mac, you might want to try F. Costanzo and Gary  
Gray's TeX Font Outliner, part of their PDF Processing Apps:


Here is a quick tutorial by Gary Gray:




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