[reportlab-users] Font Helvetica always used?

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Tue Jun 16 12:51:51 EDT 2015

On 16/06/2015 15:36, ECP Admin via reportlab-users wrote:
> Thanks for answering. Yes you are right, the 14 default fonts (including
> Helvetica) are always available in every PDF document. So what's the
> problem? I have created a PDF document with 3 external fonts. The result is
> a document that lists 3 embedded fonts and one (unused) internal font
> (Helvetica). I have send this document to a german online printing service (
> flyeralarm.de), but the data check complains
> and the document was rejected. The reason: Only embedded font are allowed.
> Hmm ... perculiar, perhaps a gray area. In my case the Helvetica font isn't
> used, so it isn't necessary to include this font. A similar document
> without the Helvetica font is accepted. So my question is: Is there any
> chance that you only incorporate the really used fonts in the document
> header?
> Regards Klaus
I've been looking at this issue from the other direction ie try to refer to a 
truetype font without embedding. I suspect this might be easy to fix in both 
cases. I will take a look at some simple cases tomorrow.
Robin Becker

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