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Re: Font not embedded in pdf

From: Henning Hraban Ramm
Subject: Re: Font not embedded in pdf
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 14:11:17 +0200

Am 2010-05-28 um 10:33 schrieb Thomas Scharkowski:

in a lilypond document (2.13.21) I use a true type font for the title and barnumbers (RomanSmc-regular). When printing I noticed that the font is replaced by another font, the spacing is incorrect. On screen the correct font is shown. I printed the same pdf under windows and it worked (of course only because the font in question is installed there). Next I noticed that in the pdf properties > fonts RomanSmc-Regular is listed but not marked as embedded. I looked at another pdf in which I had used the same font some time ago (in December 2007, LilyPond 2.11.34) - here the font is embedded.
Did I overlook something or might this be a bug in the newer LilyPond?

TrueType and OpenType fonts can define that they must not get embedded. A lot of older fonts (mostly made with Fontographer) has this flag mistakenly set to an undefined value. Adobe says this should be interpreted as "don't embed".

I don't know but can imagine that LilyPond started to obey this embed flag, while Inkscape and older LilyPond don't. This is just a wild guess.

Greetlings from Lake Constance
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Henning Hraban Ramm (I'm an assurer)

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