Thanks for all the responses.  I'm gonna go with the assumption that
Helvetica = Arial and not embed the Arial.TTF file, which bloats the PDF.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremias Maerki [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 1:56 AM
> Subject: Re: FOP Helvetica - is it really Arial?
> AFAIK the standard fonts specified in the PDF spec match the base 14
> fontset of PostScript which includes Helvetica, Times, Courier, Symbol
> and ZapfDingbats. Acrobat 3.x, I think, used Helvetica and Times.
> Current versions include Arial. Helvetica is then replaced by ArialMT.
> Furthermore, I've read (and experienced myself) that Arial 
> (by Microsoft)
> is not the same as Helvetica. Don't know about ArialMT (by Adobe).
> > 

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