8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2008 1:44 PM by BDAqua
mkoster Level 1 Level 1
I have had trouble with the font, Sathu, since last year (or two years ago). I used it in one design, that I like very much, and now I want to send it off as a PDF to print it for my portfolio. However, when I go to do that, Sathu won't embed. Outlining my fonts in InDesign makes them all messed up (boo), so I can't go that route. The font also doesn't embed in EPS format. I'm really confused because I have never had this trouble with an Apple system installed font before. What is going on? Is there a way to buy the correct license for this font if it needs some extended license to use it? I am happy to purchase it if so, but I can't find any info on the web except that it's a 'mac installed' font. HELP please! (Have to print my portfolio by Monday...)

G5 Dual 2.0 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Using Adobe CS3 suite.
  • Henry G4 Level 4 Level 4

    Have you tried validating the Sathu font in Font Book? If so, did Font Book report any problem with the font?
    You can always reinstall the font from the install disc.

    Good Luck.
  • mkoster Level 1 Level 1
    I did verify it with Font Book and it's a good font. That doesn't explain why it won't embed, though. Any other ideas here? For now, I'm going to have to make a jpg of my file, which is just a horrible solution. I can try re-installing it as well.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10
    Hi, I don't think you mention which APP you're creating the PDF with, it is generally up to that APP to include it in the file, and some fonts cannot be embed.

    If you're using Acrobat... Tools Menu > Advanced Editing > TouchUp Text Tool, highlight the text, right click, select Text Tab... by Permissions does it say "Can Embed Font"?
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9
    Any other ideas here?

    Is your text in the Thai language? That is what Sathu is for.

    Are you using the Print dialogue to make your pdf and selecting pdf-x?
  • mkoster Level 1 Level 1
    Sorry about that, I'm using InDesign CS3 for creating the original file and exporting to PDF. Once it is made into the PDF, the text is messed up/displaced, so simply editing in acrobat won't help. And yes, I do get the message that it can't embed, what I'm wondering is 'why' and if it's a licensing thing. I'd be happy to buy it if that's the case... but I can't find any info about "Sathu" online.
  • mkoster Level 1 Level 1
    No, I'm not using the font in the context of the Thai language. I'm actually only using the 'quotes' from the font for a stylistic treatment. The document was created in InDesign and I created the PDF using the 'export' command so I could control the size/quality of the PDF for printing. Wow, printing to PDF worked! It still doesn't answer my original question of why this font can't be embedded... and it doesn't allow me to set the PDF to be print quality, either, however that is a nice temporary work-around. Thanks.
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9
    No, I'm not using the font in the context of the Thai language. I'm actually only using the 'quotes' from the font for a stylistic treatment.

    I don't know anything about embedding, but you might want to try to find another, Latin, font that has what you need. I think Sathu is a Mac only Thai font and how other software will react when asked to display Latin with it is probably not totally predictable.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10
    I think the secret is to convert it to a Postscript Font.

    If you have X11 installed, try this...


    Or the commercial combo of PStill & TruBBlue...