[cairo-bugs] [Bug 18973] New: Don't embed the base Postscript fonts

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Tue Dec 9 00:29:40 PST 2008


           Summary: Don't embed the base Postscript fonts
           Product: cairo
           Version: 1.8.2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: medium
         Component: pdf backend
        AssignedTo: ajohnson at redneon.com
        ReportedBy: hyc at symas.com
         QAContact: cairo-bugs at cairographics.org

I'm using a PDF reader on Google/Android that doesn't render embedded fonts. It
renders documents fine if they use the basic PostScript fonts (Times, Courier,
Helvetica, etc.) But Cairo always subsets/embeds all fonts, even the basic PS
fonts. So the docs I generate with Cairo are unreadable with this reader.

It would be nice to have an option to turn embedding off for a specific list of
fonts. This option should be settable independently of the calling application.
(I'm using Mozilla to print an HTML document as a PDF file, and want this
feature to be usable without any code changes in Mozilla. Perhaps setting via
an environment variable.)

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