End of support type 1 fonts

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Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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Hi,

Adobe has announced its intention to end support for Type 1 fonts in January 2023.

We are using Type 1 fonts in LaTex as well as 3B2 and we are creating PDF with two different methods.

1. Direct PDF: Hope there is no issue if we create Direct PDF from 3B2 & LaTex software. Because Type 1 fonts will be automatically embed directly from the application file. Hope it's work fine.

2. Postcript to PDF: If we create Postscript to PDF using 3B2 & LaTex software, then we need Adobe Acrobat Distiller to create the PDF.

Our question is:

1. Once the PDF created from Adobe Distiller how the Type 1 fonts comes in the output pdf?

2. Please confirm Whether can we create PDF from Adobe Distiller after Jan 2023 with Type 1 fonts.
3. If the PDF contains Type 1 fonts, whether it affects anything in the printer after Jan 2023. (example Direct PDF from 3B2 & LaTex with Type 1 fonts)

 

Thanks,

Jayesh

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Type 1 fonts are part of the standard specification of PDF. If a PDF file is made with type 1 fonts, Acrobat and all other PDF viewers, PDF printers and PDF utilities MUST continue to show, print, or process it. They may, however, be unable to edit or use system fonts where they are not embedded- no statement has been made.

Similarly type 1 fonts are part of PostScript, and PostScript is not going to change. Printers must continue to support them. So Distiller must accept type 1 fonts, and will make a valid PDF with them (but is free to convert the font type, as it has always been free). It is not clear whether Distiller will continue to support directories of type 1 fonts for embedding.

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