Problem on Save As PDF with chinese fonts on Adobe Illustrator CS 5..

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by dlmui, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. dlmui macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2011
    I have problem saving as PDF from an AI file in AI CS5 at work with chinese fonts (Dyna open type fonts) in the artwork. I seldom save file as PDF format which is for uploading to the website for customers download, like the user manuals, leaflets…

    My colleague is using PC with Windows 7 while I'm on MacPro with OSX 10.6.8, and we both use CS5. When I finish the artwork of a leaflet, I have to save it as PDF under Adobe PDF Preset "Smallest File Size" for him to finish the website part. However, I received warnings said I had license restrictions to embedded the chinese fonts. Given that the Dyna Chinese fonts are illegal and licensed, not pirated. And my account on the Mac Pro is a "user" role not admin. The IT guy had already released the rights for the applications, widgets and some others. I have no idea why the warnings keep showing. And the PDFs I saved were all failed. When they're viewed on a PC, the fonts aren't shown and replaced by some others. Besides, some files didn't even allow me to Save As PDF.

    Does anyone know what the problem is?

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  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Some fonts, even though you purchased them or they were legally downloaded, do not allow themselves to be embedded into PDFs.

    One workaround for this would be to convert those fonts to outlines prior to saving the file as PDF, if possible. Some fonts that will not allow themselves to be embedded will allow conversion to outlines.

    Alternately, you can use a different font that does allow itself to be embedded into PDF files.
  3. dlmui thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2011
    Hey thanks for your post.
    Spending a day looking for the reason, now I know why. The purchased fonts do not include the license for online publishing unless the license or the set of the same fonts for e-publishing is bought. Now under enquiring for the additional license issue with the company.

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