[NTG-context] PDF's generated by XeTeX and LuaTeX, font licensing

Giulio Bertellini gbtext at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 09:30:02 CEST 2010


What exactly does it mean to subset the fonts, when the fonts are included
in a PDF?

giulio

giulio bertellini

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 8:47 AM, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:

> On 08/17/2010 08:47 AM, John Magolske wrote:
>
>> Reading through the license of a commercial font I'm interested in,
>> I see it stipulated for PDF files created that:
>>
>>     "... a reader or user cannot create new content using one of our
>>     fonts in a PDF application ... the complete font is not embedded"
>>
>> And in an email correspondence with the vendor:
>>
>>     "We just ask that you subset the font when exporting the PDFs ..."
>>
>> Do PDF's generated by XeTeX and LuaTeX "subset the font" in this way?
>>
>
> Yes, this is the default. So unless you have manually interfered, the
> included fonts are always subsetted.
>
> Best wishes,
> Taco
>
>
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