Re: [R] Embedding fonts in pdfs

From: Jeffrey Horner <>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 14:49:10 -0500

hadley wickham wrote on 04/18/2008 02:40 PM:
> Hi all,
> I'm having problems embedding fonts in my graphics - and I've tried
> embedFonts to no avail. I have a pdf file and pdffonts tells me:
> name type emb sub uni object ID
> ------------------------------------ ----------------- --- --- --- ---------
> ZapfDingbats Type 1 no no no 5 0
> Helvetica Type 1 no no no 10 0
> (both before and after running the gs script). From reading the
> documentation, I suspect that these aren't being embedded because they
> are standard PS fonts, but my publisher ( wants them
> embedded. Does anyone have any hints?

Have you tried using the Cairo package? For instance, I just helped one of our users here at Vanderbilt to embed 'Gill Sans MT' (because apparently it's required by some journal) into her PDF graphic, like so:


     regular="Gill Sans MT",
     bold="Gill Sans MT:style=Bold",
     italic="Gill Sans MT:style=Italic",
     bolditalic="Gill Sans MT:style=Bold Italic"

Also, Preview or even Acrobat reader (or xpdf) should reveal in the "Properties" of the pdf file whether or not your desired fonts are embedded.




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