I make my figures in matplotlib and then output them (using savefig) as .pdf. I am using Fedora linux.
When I try to edit the font in the figure to Helvetica using Illustrator, I cannot. i am able to select the fonts, e.g. labels on the axes of the figure, but when i try to change the font it does not work. apparently the font information has been lost.
is there a way to make the .pdf file contain the font? or is the solution to export it as a different file format (if so which)?
p.s. i do not have helvetica on the system that generates the plots so i cannot set it programmatically… this is why i export it using the default matplotlib font and then try to edit it in illustrator.