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How do I delete ALL fonts?

Engaged ,
Jun 18, 2020

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I'm publishing my first epub and just discovered that the issue of font licensing is a hornets' nest. Accordingly, I deleted the font I had embedded in my epub and published it as a plain vanilla PDF file.

 

However, when I open the PDF file and click on Properties > Fonts, it still lists two fonts - Helvetica and Times. I don't see either one listed on Creative Cloud, so where do they come from? More important, how do I delete these fonts so my PDF is legal?

 

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These fonts belong to a list of special fonts that "always work" in PDF, even if you don't own them. If the fonts are not shown as embedded, you are all set. By the way, all the fonts that Adobe provide in their subscription are licensed for embedding in a PDF, but not necessarily for EPUB. PDF and EPUB aren't the same thing.

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How do I delete ALL fonts?

Engaged ,
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I'm publishing my first epub and just discovered that the issue of font licensing is a hornets' nest. Accordingly, I deleted the font I had embedded in my epub and published it as a plain vanilla PDF file.

 

However, when I open the PDF file and click on Properties > Fonts, it still lists two fonts - Helvetica and Times. I don't see either one listed on Creative Cloud, so where do they come from? More important, how do I delete these fonts so my PDF is legal?

 

Thank you.

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These fonts belong to a list of special fonts that "always work" in PDF, even if you don't own them. If the fonts are not shown as embedded, you are all set. By the way, all the fonts that Adobe provide in their subscription are licensed for embedding in a PDF, but not necessarily for EPUB. PDF and EPUB aren't the same thing.

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Does you use text in the file or only images?

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These fonts belong to a list of special fonts that "always work" in PDF, even if you don't own them. If the fonts are not shown as embedded, you are all set. By the way, all the fonts that Adobe provide in their subscription are licensed for embedding in a PDF, but not necessarily for EPUB. PDF and EPUB aren't the same thing.

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Engaged ,
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LOL - So there are free fonts, copyrighted fonts and fonts that always work. That's good to know.

 

I thought publishing epubs was a simple process, but it seems like the hard work begins after your book is finished. 😉

 

Anyway, thanks for the tip.

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