[gs-bugs] [Bug 692608] New: better support for EmbedAllFonts=false with PCL to PDF conversion

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Mon Oct 17 07:50:53 UTC 2011


           Summary: better support for EmbedAllFonts=false with PCL to PDF
           Product: GhostPCL
           Version: 9.04
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P4
         Component: PCL fonts
        AssignedTo: henry.stiles at artifex.com
        ReportedBy: Josef.Hinteregger at imtech-logistics.com
         QAContact: gs-bugs at ghostscript.com

optionally suppress embedding of builtin fonts in pdf output.
use standard font names like CourierNew, Arial etc.
and let the pdf reader do the substitution.
This would result in smaller pdf files, and one would not have to worry about
font licensing.

If you set -dEmbedAllFonts=false in the current version, font embedding is
suppressed, but URW font names are put into the pdf,
which means that the URW fonts must be installed on the pdf reader client.

Note: PCL2PDF from Visual does not embed fonts, I have found this message from

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