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I haven't all those problems. Nevertheless, we recently discussed naming issues, and that's where I fully agree with you (even if you don't mention them explicitely).
There used to be font substitution, and, as far as I remember, even a possibility to manually edit substitution tables in both ATM and Acrobat reader. I know this always was a problem under Win-NT based systems (as my two XP variants). But I don't even find a substitution file any more, neither in ATM nor in Adobe reader. And that's indeed a mess. If I understand that OTF fonts bear new names, I really don't understand at all why it shouldn't be possible to automatically substitute e.g. Berkeley (T1) by Berkeley STD. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of PDFs around that don't contain embedded fonts. Or the old files one has on his computer or some diskette, ZIP or CD, based on pre-OTF times T1 fonts.
Couldn't it be possible, for instance, to integrate proper font substitution even in Win XP, in order to be able to read, for instance, the "Adobe Type 1 font format" reference manual PDF in Stone (OTF variants) withouth having to re-install the old T1 fonts or see messy TNR instead?
Glad to know I'm not alone, Christopher.
You might want to take a look at the OpenType & Type 1 names thread below.