[R] pdf font embedding --- again

From: <ivo_welch-rstat8303_at_mailblocks.com>
Date: Tue 23 Aug 2005 - 01:37:50 EST

dear R wizards--- I would like to do some book-on-demand printing at a popular printer named lulu, but lulu requires inclusion even of the basic postscript fonts. Interestingly, my book itself does not need the 14 base acrobat fonts, only the embedded R figures do. Of course, I really would like to get pdftex to embed the fonts, but how to do this is not obvious either. [This method seems to be what the R help page is indicating... The software including the PostScript plot file should either embed the font outlines (usually from '.pfb' or '.pfa' files) or use DSC comments to instruct the print spooler to do so.)

So, I would really, really like to embed the necessary fonts with the R figures. I first reread the discussion in this mailing list about
(eps) font embedding earlier this year. This was ultimately not very
helpful. First, I do not know how to instruct my embedding program to include the fonts that R figures want. Second, I already start with the pdf device, so distilling eps files is not a good option--and it would seem a bit crazy to first use the wrong output device
(postscript), then ship my files over to a windows machine somewhere
that has distiller installed, run distiller by hand, then ftp them back to my linux machine---just for getting the fonts embedded.

Is it impossible to get R to embed the necessary fonts in its pdf output?

help appreciated.

regards, /iaw

ivo welch

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