Unnecessary including Helvetica font on PDFs

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naoliv
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Unnecessary including Helvetica font on PDFs

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Hi!

From this bug report on Debian:
When converting from a png to a pdf, /usr/bin/convert seems to add a
type 1 Helvetica font to the pdf, even though there is no text in the
PDF at all. At best, this is unnecessary, generated cruft.
I can confirm this with version 6.4.1-3.

Thank you!

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magick
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Re: Unnecessary including Helvetica font on PDFs

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Not really a bug but we will look toward removing the font object if it is not used in a future release of ImageMagick.

naoliv
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Re: Unnecessary including Helvetica font on PDFs

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Hi!

The problem is that the user needs a PDF without fonts (or with the fonts embedded on it), as some publishers need it (like http://www.lulu.com/en/help/index.php?f ... ints_right). Using a PDF without the fonts embedded he is unable to use lulu services, for example.

Is it a workaround to not include the font or a way to embed it, please?

Thank you!

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Re: Unnecessary including Helvetica font on PDFs

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There is no workaround other than patching coders/pdf.c. We will post a patch when time permits. Currently its considered a low priority (the embedded font has been in ImageMagick for 10+ years now and this is the first complaint).

broucaries
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Re: Unnecessary including Helvetica font on PDFs

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Any news of this bug?

Regards

Bastien

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Re: Unnecessary including Helvetica font on PDFs

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Current releases of ImageMagick does not include a font object unless a label is specified on the command line.

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Re: Unnecessary including Helvetica font on PDFs

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Thank you I have not found the information in changelog :-( grepping for 11367, and therefore could not tag version. Will set fixed upstream.

Regards

Bastien

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