Most of PDF viewing software allows one to see documents properties, in particular, fonts used in them. Some viewers (e.g. Okular of KDE) even allow to extract such fonts to TTF files. I always wondered why names of fonts are often so weird – they contain prefixes. This holds for PDFs produced by PDFLaTeX, XeLateX, MS Word etc. Googling this subject reveals only information about font embedding, which is irrelevant to font naming.
Actually, two related questions arise from this:
- Is there any standard that a PDF producing application follows when it chooses font names?
- Is there any method to affect naming of fonts generated by LaTeX?
Below is a screenshot of a document properties window of Foxit Reader. Note that "EAPEGA+", "EAPHMM+" etc prefixes that some fonts have.
EDIT: this thread partly answers to my second question: one can try to uncompress a PDF, then use find-and-replace to substitute font name string, and repack everything back to PDF.
EDIT2 Embedded the image into the post.