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Re: Mathematica to PDF

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  • Subject: [mg30586] Re: Mathematica to PDF
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 03:51:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
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On Tue, 28 Aug 2001 08:58:36 +0000 (UTC), Ioan Alexandre Romoscanu
<romoscanu at> wrote:

> I would like to create a pdf file form a mathematica notebook and do
> not manage to get an acceptable result. I use Mathematica 4.0 and
> Acrobat Distiller and followed all the instructions given here and
> here.
> It still does not work. The error message one gets from Distiller is
> that it is not allowed to embed the "math1" font because of "licensing
> restrictions" (no comment about this, what I mean is really too
> obvious).

The licensing restriction checking that Distiller applies to True Type
fonts was introduced in Acrobat 4 and unleashed some spririted debate
within the PDF community on whether Adobe had gone too far in trying to
enforce copyrights on fonts.  An article that describes this issue in
detail can be found at this URL:

An official statement from Adobe on this matter may be found here:

The current version of the TrueType Math fonts are set so that editable
embedding is allowed, meaning that the fonts may be embedded in documents,
but may be installed only temporarily on a remote system.  You can obtain
a copy from this URL:

P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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