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What are the 14 standard fonts and what do I need them for?

There are 14 standard PDF fonts. In general, these fonts need not be embedded in a PDF (exception: PDF/A) as their metrics are defined and PDF user applications (e.g. 3-Heights™ PDF Viewer or Printer or Adobe Acrobat) are able to access standard fonts.

The 14 standard fonts are:
Times−Roman, Times−Bold, Times−Italic, Times−BoldItalic, Helvetica, Helvetica−Bold, Helvetica−Oblique, Helvetica−BoldOblique, Courier, Courier−Bold, Courier−Oblique, Courier−BoldOblique, Symbol, ZapfDingbats

See also: PDF Reference, Section 5.5

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