[reportlab-users] Font Helvetica always used?

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Mon Jun 15 13:18:35 EDT 2015

EasyClassPage via reportlab-users wrote:
> I'm using version 3.1 of the python library and have a question concerning the embedded fonts. I only use external (and free) fonts (eg. DejaVu) for my documents. These fonts are correctly embedded in the final document. But in the font list there is also a font type "Helvetica". I do not use such a font. Is this something internal? How to rid of this font?

Helvetica is the default font for PDF files.  It, along with Times and
Courier, are part of the PostScript standard and are required to be
resident in all PostScript devices.  The fact that it is named does not
necessarily mean it is being used.

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

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