[NTG-pdftex] [ pdftex-Bugs-794 ] Non-embedding Helvetica leads to invalid font flags

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Bugs item #794, was opened at 2007-05-04 04:52
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Category: Fonts
Group: v1.40.0
Status: Closed
Resolution: Fixed
Priority: 7
Submitted By: Martin Schröder (oneiros)
Assigned to: Hartmut Henkel (hhenkel)
Summary: Non-embedding Helvetica leads to invalid font flags

Initial Comment:
This is related to #762: PDFs with Helvetica not
embedded get a Helvetica with 
/FontName /Helvetica /Flags 34
which leads to a strange behaviour: AR7 uses Adobe
Serif for online viewing (i.e. you get a Serif
approximation of Helvetica) and prints to a PostScript
printer use Helvetica.

This is also tracked by Debian at
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=421464

A much simpler testcase is attached. The manual is
interesting in this case: "If the font flags are not
given, pdfTEX treats it as being 4, a symbolic font. If
you do not know the correct value, it is best not to
specify it at all, as specifying a bad value of font
flags may cause troubles in viewers."
The usual map files have no font flag entry for Helvetica.

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Comment By: Nobody (None)
Date: 2007-07-16 02:46

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Comment By: Norbert Preining (norbusan)
Date: 2007-05-26 22:14

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Hi Martin!

Could you send me a diff for the fix if it is not too
invasive? Thanks a lot.

Norbert

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Comment By: Martin Schröder (oneiros)
Date: 2007-05-25 23:18

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A fix for this will be included in the next release (1.40.4/1.50.0).

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