[reportlab-users] Can't find .pfb for face 'Times-Roman'

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Wed Jun 1 02:42:56 EDT 2005

> >It's an odd situation that I cannot use the package because I cannot 
> >find a font file that it depends on. Am I really the only one with the 
> >problem?
> >
> Many of us have been using PDF files for a long time, and probably had 
> Acrobat 4, 5, 6 and 7 installed.  I suspect this problem will become 
> more common as PDF newcomers come on board, but Andy has a ready answer 
> for them.

I wish I had.  The only thing I am fairly sure of is that we
do not want to be in the business of redistributing fonts -
it's an area full of copyright and legal minefields.  This is
why we don't 'bundle in' the fonts which used to be in every
Acrobat Reader distribution.

What's really needed is a suite of completely open source fonts,
with accurate metrics and closely compatible with the 'standard 14',
which we could bundle in.  If anyone has time to reseearch this
it would be great.

Best Regards,

Andy Robinson

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