Re: fonts used by evince
On Sun, 10 Jun 2012 16:32:27 +0200, Paul Seyfert wrote:
> I have created an eps file with cern root and converted it with epstopdf
> to pdf.
> http://mathphys.fsk.uni-heidelberg.de/~pseyfert/Fig5.pdf I then look at
> the result in evince
> http://mathphys.fsk.uni-heidelberg.de/~pseyfert/fonts.png (right) for
> reference it should look like the one displayed by acroread (left). as
> you see the mu are displayed wrongly (pi as well, I didn't go further
> through the symbols and letters). Apparently root does not embed the
> fonts it uses into the eps file - which is a problem on its own which I
> don't want to address here.
Not embedding the fonts is a problem if you are planing to redistribute a
document that uses mathematical symbols. In such cases, is better to include
the fonts in the document although doing so will increase the resulting file
I also get the wrong characters (infinite symbol "∞" instead micro "µ") in
> name type emb sub uni object ID
> ZapfDingbats Type 1 no no no 20 0
The only tipography I don't have installed in my system is "ZapfDingbats"
and this font is included within Acrobat Reader. This can be problem here.
Tip: if you don't want to embed the fonts, try using unicode symbols
instead using specific font foundries.
> Is evince at all using fonts from /usr/share/fonts? (if not, where
> should I start searching for the missing font) Do you have
> recommendations what to do to get the plot correctly displayed in
Evince should use the available font paths which are defined in
"/etc/fonts/fonts.conf". You can be hitting: