[XeTeX] Font problem with publisher --- help!!!

Nicolas Vaughan nivaca at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 08:17:21 CEST 2009

Dear Ross,
Thanks for your reply.
The problem persists, though. I think my publisher is trying to open the PDF
in Adobe Illustrator, in order to do something with the text block (don't
know why!). But when he tries to do that, AI reports that KP-etc. fonts are
not available. And they aren't available to the OS (and to AI) since they
are LaTeX fonts only.

Any ideas?

Best wishes,

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 12:42 AM, Ross Moore <ross at ics.mq.edu.au> wrote:

> Hello Nicolas,
> On 11/09/2009, at 2:01 PM, Nicolas Vaughan wrote:
>  Dear all,
>> I have typeset a mathematics book using the Kp fonts in LaTeX (and some
>> parts in XeLaTeX). I sent it to my publisher and printer, and they told me
>> there's a problem with the PDF. I don't know exactly why, but they had to
>> open the PDF in a program different from Acrobat (I believe for creating the
>> plates), and they are missing (of course!) the Kp fonts.
>> The book has some parts written in XeLaTeX, and there was no problem with
>> the OTF fonts I have now supplied.
>> The real issue is with the LaTeX Kp fonts, since I can't supply them to my
>> publisher. (In the texfm directory there is a subdirectory with all the .pfb
>> files of the KP fonts, but I haven't been able to load them in the OS, so
>> they are available to any application).
>> I thought that just handing in the final PDF (with the HQ images, etc.)
>> would be all I had to do with my publisher... (As expected, the PDF opens
>> and prints perfectly with any PDF viewer, e.g., Acrobat or SumatraPDF.)
>> Does anybody know how to deal with this issue?
> Maybe the "round-trip" trick will work.
> On your own machine, using software that you know works,
> print the PDF to PostScript, then re-distill the result
> back to PDF.
> Verify that this new PDF works properly in your own software;
> check that all fonts are embedded.
> Then offer them this as an alternative.
> If you have Acrobat Pro, then you should be able to ensure
> that the new PDF satisfies whatever PDF/X standard that the
> printer uses.
> Of course, to save time in case the first round-trip that
> you try does not fix their problem, try doing it in various
> different ways; e.g.
>  Print to PDF, rather than to PostScript
>  Use different applications for the re-distillation;
>  e.g., MacOS software, or Acrobat Pro's Distiller
>       or GhostScript, or ...
> If you have several PDFs for them to try, all on an ESB stick,
> then hopefully at least one will work for them.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Nicolas Vaughan
> Hope his helps,
>        Ross
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