[XeTeX] how do I embed fonts into a a xelatex generated pdf?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu May 3 11:22:39 CEST 2012

Am 03.05.2012 um 04:28 schrieb Adam Russell:

> So apparently they are all already embedded except for Helvetica, yes?

Right. Helvetica belongs with a few others to a set of fonts that every PDF programme has to support so it's not needed to embed these fonts. (They're the "standard 14" PostScript fonts: Times/Times New Roman, Helvetica, Courier, Symbol, Zapf Dingbats.) By exchanging NimbusRomNo9L, the urw++ clone, with Times you have one more font family not needed to be embedded.

> So what is the next step to take in making sure all the fonts are embedded?

The utilities updmap and updmap-sys offer the choice to embed everything and to use original Adobe fonts or their clones from urw++ (plus a few more things). I am actually not sure whether the setup affects *xdvipdfmx*, the output driver of XeTeX (which only produces an extended DVI file format that has to be converted to PDF in one step)...


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