[reportlab-users] [PATCH] Add TTF Embedding Option

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Thu Oct 16 14:38:24 EDT 2008

2008/10/16 Tim Roberts <timr at probo.com>:

>> I guess I'm just irrational :-). I wouldn't use this for anything other

>> than Arial and Times New Roman, and it was solely to have the option of

>> generating PDFs similar to those that Acrobat creates by default.

These are pretty much the equivalents of Helvetica and Times-Roman in
the non-MS world, and for years if you distilled a Postscript file using
the above two fonts, Adobe Reader would tell you that it was Helvetica,
but also that it actually used Arial MT for display (or Times New Roman
instead of Times Roman).

I believe you will get exactly what you want - smallest, simplest PDFs
with the fastest generation and no embedding - simply by using the font
names 'Helvetica' and 'Times-Roman' in your project. You don't even
need the font files on the server.

- Andy

Andy Robinson
CEO/Chief Architect
ReportLab Europe Ltd.
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