RE: Embeded fonts in PDF

Subject: RE: Embeded fonts in PDF
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: prodok -at- prodok -dot- ch, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 14:49:05 -0400

Max Wyss [mailto:prodok -at- prodok -dot- ch] sez:

> Distiller 4.05 now does a less restrictive interpretation
> of the flags (no embedding when embedding is forbidden).
>
> So, if you can not embed the TrueType fonts, you might contact their
> publishers and ask them to at least allow embedding with subsetting
> on (which does only embed the characters actually used, and never the
> whole character set). However, this makes it impossible to do
> last-second modifications using tools like PitStop.

Does anybody currently do that with their fonts -- permit
embedding with subsetting?

Wouldn't it be very simple to get around it?
Make a paragraph containing every character in the character set
(or leave out the ones you know you'll never use).
Color it invisible, or leave it black and overlay it on a
black block, or hide it with a graphic.
Voila! You have every character you need for future editing.
Save that block of "text" as boilerplate for all future docs.
Legally, perfectly fine.
Morally... foggy, but...
Functionally... well, would it work?

/kevin




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