[XeTeX] embedding fonts

Michiel Kamermans pomax at nihongoresources.com
Sat Aug 28 21:24:13 CEST 2010

On 8/28/2010 7:03 AM, hh-brasil at bol.com.br wrote:
> It is the wish of the publisher that pdf-documents have their fonts embedded and
> not only as a subset. This of course shows that they do not understand TeX (where a small
> error does only need one extra run probably).

The publisher can wish all they like, but for the final print run you 
don't need the full font, that's only required if the PDFs should be 
editable, in which case one has to question the value of TeX in that 
workflow. The power of TeX is that the source is easily changed to 
reflected necessary changes and recompiled. Doing the change in the PDF 
instead means the source material is now no longer in line with the 
publisher's corrections. Who now has the "real" content?

Discuss this with your publisher.

In addition, many fonts do not allow full embedding. Discuss this with 
your publisher too.

- Mike "Pomax" Kamermans

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