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TeX enthusiast since almost 25 years and making a living from it since almost 10.

Member of DANTE, the german user group, I organised their user meeting in dortmund in '99.

I'm the author of the hopefully-long-forgotten TeXPower package and a commercial data based publishing system named DocScape which can do wondrous things ;-)

email: Stephan.Lehmke@QuinScape.de


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comment Will TeX become mainstream one day?
What makes you think it is not mainstream?
Mar
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comment Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex
@Robert Great hint! Just what I was looking for :-) I'll investigate further...
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comment Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex
@egreg Uh, TBH, I'm looking for experts here ;-)
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comment Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex
Also, I don't understand what this "available on disk" stuff in the doc refers to. I mean, the font (obviously) is available on disk on my system, but still the document is displayed incorrectly. What is the significance of this whole "on disc" stuff?
Mar
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comment Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex
@egreg Have you edited your first comment? :-) Anyways, I'd like to point out that the default behaviour is not to copy (which will more or less inevitably introduce errors when font subsetting is used). So every user wanting to avoid this kind of undetectable error needs to explicitly turn this switch. Furthermore, I believe full font embedding is out of the question because of licensing issues?
Mar
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comment Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex
@egreg Well the documentation does not sound like "you must always turn this on to avoid horrible, impossible to detect errors". In the particular case, only and exactly the equals sign was missing from the diagram (because it had not been used in the document body), and this was spotted by the customer. Very awkward situation. Next, I'll try to check what turning this always on does to the file size.
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comment Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex
@egreg This is what I'm assuming too. But this can't be a universally applied "feature" without remedy, can it? It totally goes against the idea of font subsetting.
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comment Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex
@cfr I added the relevant line from the map file and a quote from the pdftex manual to my question. What exactly do you mean by "fixed" PDF? Are you referring to one of the two PDFs I linked to?
Mar
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revised Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex
added further info on map file and pdftex manual
Feb
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comment Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex
@cfr In that case the light font is not used in the main text and thus the result of embedding is the same as for cmr (i.e., Ok).
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revised Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex
added pdfinclusioncopyfonts experiment
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asked Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex
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comment Interactive PDF - Click thumbnail images to open in quicklook like window
@AlexG How could this happen? \includegraphics has its own caching mechanism and won't create two objects.
Feb
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comment Interactive PDF - Click thumbnail images to open in quicklook like window
@AlexG Ah, Ok. Thank you! So wouldn't that (just use a tooltip with the same image) be an answer to this question?
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comment Interactive PDF - Click thumbnail images to open in quicklook like window
@alexg I'd also be interested in such a feature. One reason for not zooming would be to have genuinely less detail in the smaller image (for instance, no text) to make the thumbnail look cleaner.