# Mathematica 10.4.1 broken fonts when saving as PDF

I am using Mathematica 10.4.1 in Linux and have spotted the following uncomfortable behavior. When saving a notebook as a PDF file, some fonts are not properly displayed (see attached figure below, where the right-hand side displays the notebook and the left-hand side the exported PDF).

My issue is not quite that of this post, and the solutions given there (downgrade) are not explorable (I only have a Home License for my current version).

The funny thing is, though, that if I set FontFamily to some undefined value, then the image is exported all right (the input/output cell indicators are still not correctly shown in the PDF).

Also, here is what xset -q returns:

Font Path: /usr/share/fonts/Type1/,/usr/share/fonts/misc/,/usr/share/fonts/TTF/,/usr/share/fonts/OTF/,/usr/share/fonts/Type1/,/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/,/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/,built-ins


Apparently Type1 fonts are first looked for, as suggested in the Mathematica docu.

Thank you very much in advance for any hint you may give!

• I am having exactly the same problem... Jul 31 '16 at 18:29
• It seems that those fonts that look blocky are the Type 3 fonts... Jul 31 '16 at 19:16
• Installing Helvetica did solve this same issue. Check this related question: mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/123863/… Aug 17 '16 at 1:45