[XeTeX] duplicate embedded fonts

Hendrik Fuß hendrik.fuss at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 21:34:36 CEST 2007

On 30/07/07, William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com> wrote:
> On Jul 27, 2007, at 1:21 PM, Hendrik Fuß wrote:
> > 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?
> Adobe Acrobat 8 (Professional?) offers an ``Optimize PDF'' option
> which includes this as one of its capabilities.

Indeed it does! Thanks for that hint. I knew there had to be a simple solution.

Acrobat 6's "Reduce File Size" does the same, by the way, although
apparently it doesn't give you control over the downsampling of


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