What is embedding fonts?
If you embed the entire font in the PDF, it means the person who reads it can browse it and also can change it if he or she has the Acrobat or some other software without the same fonts used in the file in the computer.Of course,the size of the file will be bigger because the whole fonts have been embedded in.But I think it’s not very scientific to embed entire fonts just for only a few even one kind of font,which makes the file size more bigger.
What is subsetting fonts?
So subsetting fonts come out.If you subset the font, the person can not browse or change it freely except there being the same fonts you used in your file in his or her computer.Of course,the file size will be smaller as you only embedded the font you used.
In another words,font embedding means a big file size,font subsetting means a smaller file size,while no font embedding means the smallest file size.
In software,of course you can embed font or subset font when you print documents to pdf files.
1.Open a file you want to print and click”file”—“print”.
2.Set parameter in properties.You should click ”font embedding” in which you can subset fonts you use or embed the whole fonts.Click “ok”.
3.Save and print the file.
By using,you are able to try this function.