[NTG-context] A rose by any other name ....

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Sep 18 13:33:37 CEST 2010


On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 04:13:43PM -0400, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2010, Peter Rolf wrote:
> 
> >Am 16.09.2010 13:12, schrieb Patrick Gundlach:
> >>
> >>
> >>>Is it possible to change the name of the font as it appears in the pdf file?
> >>>
> >>>More specifically, I am using Termes font, but I want that the document properties to show the name of the font as Times. Is that possible? Is doing so a violation of the font license?
> >>
> >>It sounds like a trademark infringement to me. I would be surprised if times is not a ®.
> >>
> >sadly true...
> 
> Sigh...Thanks for the clarification.
> 
> >Better try to convince the customer that a rose is a rose... ;-)
> 
> I am still interested in changing the name of the font...not to
> Times but to some gibberish (like the characters that pdftex adds
> before Type1 font names). Then, I can blame the font naming on a
> software limitation ;)

Output an uncompressed PDF, open in a text editor, search for the font
name and replace it, but you will need to fix xref after that (no idea
what xref is, but pdclean from mupdf fixs it)

-- 
 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer


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