[reportlab-users] About Helvetica font

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Fri Oct 24 12:36:04 EDT 2008

Enrique Comesaña Figueroa wrote:

> I am trying to generate a PDF document with embedded fonts. I have no

> problem with other fonts but Helvetica. It always appear in the list

> of fonts in the properties document even if i do not use it.

> And if I try to embed it in a document which uses this font, reportlab

> generates it but do not embed the Helvetica font.


> Can anyone help me?, If that is not possible, can anyone suggest me

> any other way to generate pdf with ALL fonts embedded?


That's not supposed to be required. Every PostScript rasterizer, per
standard, should be able to understand a small, core set of Type 1
fonts, including Helvetica.

Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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