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Re: [tdf-discuss] Feature request - embed font


Unfortunately, fonts are subject to licensing issues just as software is.
While some fonts are free, other fonts are definitely not (we looked at
getting a certain font at our office but decided not to after we saw the
$1,000 price tag). So while embedding fonts would indeed be nice, it may
also be illegal.

Embedding a font into a PDF for display/printing purposes is considered an
acceptable (and often necessary) use. But embedding a font into a document
for editing purposes quickly slides into a legally gray area at best.

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On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 2:37 PM, Steve Edmonds
<steve.edmonds@ptglobal.com>wrote:

Hi.
I have been a SO, OO, now LO user for many years.
One area where I frequently encounter hassle is with layout changes due to
different fonts on different PC's. Most of my documents are data sheets or
manuals and include special fonts (LCD display, etc.) and even with standard
fonts there can be problems.
It would be very usefull if there was an option to embed a font in a
document.

Most recently I deleted my Arial font off my Mac and installed the Arial
from my Suse because the Mac Arial had different characters and kerning.

Embedding a font is a big bonus for a suite that wants to be truly system
portable.

steve

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