I use MikTeX 2.9/pdfLaTeX on my Windows 7 machine to compile the following document, typeset in Linux Libertine font:

My text

The document compiles without errors and warnings. I need to edit this document (well, others like it) in Adobe Illustrator CS6, but when I open it, I get the error messsage:

Die Schrift LinLibertineT fehlt.  
Betroffener Text wird mit einer Ersatzschrift angezeigt. 

Translated to English:

The font LinLibertineT is missing.
The affected text will be displayed with a replacement font.

I downloaded and installed the TTF and OTF fonts from the Linux Libertine website, but Adobe Illustrator still does not recognize the font. I poked around in the Libertine package on CTAN, and there is a file called LinLibertineT.pfb that has a promising filename, but I could not figure out how to use it.

Is there a way to install the Libertine font in such a way that Adobe Illustrator can open my document?

Alternatively, I could try to use the fonts in a different way, for example by using XeTeX, but is not without problems itself (microtype). I would prefer persuading Illustrator to work with the current pdf.


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The Libertine package hosted on CTAN has a folder called type1. This folder contains *.pfb files. While you cannot easily install these files with the Windows font manager, you can copy them to the local font folder of Adobe Illustrator. On my machine, I had to create this folder at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts.

After copying the *.pfb files there, specifically the file LinLibertineT.pdf, I was able to import my pdf document.

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    Anyone have a solution on mac? May 20, 2017 at 22:17
  • @AlecJacobson have you found a solution for Mac?
    – Jubei
    Aug 17, 2017 at 15:11

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