[R] embedFonts with pdf files and Windows 7
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Feb 7 09:49:56 CET 2010
Do your systems actually have the fonts you are trying to embed?
I doubt it: Helvetica is a commercial font, and most likely the Linux
system is embedding a substitute. It would be better to do
pdf("test.pdf", family="NimbusSan", useDingbats=FALSE)
myCall <- embedFonts("test.pdf",outfile = "test-a.pdf")
This is what ?pdf says you should expect:
makes use of Ghostscript, it should be able to embed the URW-based
families for use with other viewers.
If that does not work, you need to get help with your Ghostscript
installation (it is all to do with how it is set up to handle font
substitution, which the above should avoid).
On Sat, 6 Feb 2010, James M. Curran wrote:
> I am trying to embed fonts in my PDF images so that they are embedded for the
> publisher of my book.
> I am running:
> Windows 7 - 64 Enterprise
> R 2.10.1
> Ghostscript 8.70
> Ghostview 4.9
> MiKTeX 2.8
> I have this tiny test script:
> myCall = embedFonts("test.pdf",outfile = "test-a.pdf")
> which successfully issues this command to ghostscript:
> > myCall
>  "gswin32c.exe -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -q -dAutoRotatePages=/None
> -sFONTPATH= test.pdf"
> The file test.pdf is about 9kb with no fonts embedded. The file test-a.pdf is
> about 4kb with no fonts embedded.
> I have tried altering the options:
> options = "-dEmbedAllFonts=true",
> and the font path
> fontpath = "C:\\Windows\\Fonts"
> To no avail. The only way I can get embedFonts to work is to shift the work
> over to our Linux system.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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