I just ran into the problem of embedding fonts while trying to publish with lulu.com. Although everyone apparently is 'supposed' to handle those 35 standard fonts for some strange reason they won't accept pdf's without them included. So one way that according to Daniel Lemire's blog is supposed to work (I haven't tried yet, but hopefully it does work) is to convert the pdf to ps and then back to pdf and include the fonts at that time:
pdftops file.pdf ps2pdf14 -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress file.ps
But this feels at least to me like the wrong way of doing things. Is there some way of passing the parameter directly to pdflatex to tell it to embed those fonts?
And, if not — How do we go about getting such a feature? (Because it can't only be me who has this sort of problems)
Make sure the
pdftexDownloadBase14settings in the
updmap.cfgfile is set to
trueto make pdflatex to embed the base 14 pdf fonts. If you use normal latex then you should set
true. Best set both. On my TeXLive 2010 installation it is already set to
trueand I had never issues with my IEEE paper submissions.
You can edit this config file by running
updmap --edit(under Linux most likely as root using
sudobeforehand; not sure about M$ Windows).
Here the explanation from the
Also make sure that PDF or EPS files you include as images include all their fonts by themselves. This can be an issue if you generate these PDF or EPS images from e.g. M$ Office like Visio, because they use most definitive different fonts. AFAIK LaTeX can not include this missing fonts because they are not part of the main document but of the embedded object (image). The only solution here is to embed the fonts to them first, either by re-generate them with the correct settings in the software you use for this (e.g. PDF printer) or by running the
ps2pdf14command you mentioned on the images beforehand not the final document.