The following works on the computer that generated it.



\newfontfamily\Segoe{Segoe UI Symbol}



\section{\faWrench First section}


However when I take the PDF to another machine the Wrench does not show in the bookmark. One thing I have noticed is that Segoe UI Symbol font is not embedded.

I am using xelatex - I am not using Adobe Acrobat Distiller - in updmap.cfg pdftexDownloadBase14 is true.

Any thoughts?

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    The bookmarks don't use the text font, but rely on the OS for displaying characters. It's very possible that an OS can show U+1F527, but another one can't. – egreg Aug 18 '15 at 16:35
  • It seems to be Adobe Acrobat. On the machine that is producing the PDF is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (latest) but on the other machine it is Adobe Acrobat Pro X. – Gene Aug 18 '15 at 17:35

The bookmark text for \faWrench contains a font command \Segoe (BTW, the command is a font switch command, not a macro with an argument). Font switch commands are NOT allowed inside bookmarks. Or does a PDF viewer exists, which can make use of a LaTeX font switch command?

Instead of


\faWrench is defined for the bookmarks the following way, as already provided in an answer of mine:


Then it depends on the PDF viewer, which font is uses for the bookmarks, and if it uses a font, which contains this Unicode symbol.

But there is nothing that can be done at TeX or PDF level. Bookmark strings are plain text strings without any markup.

  • Thank you for your help - I am still learning and appreciate the patience. Since "Wrench" is part of Segoe UI Symbol and Symbola I was trying to get the font embedded. I commented above that I think this might be an Adobe Acrobat issue. – Gene Aug 18 '15 at 17:39

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