I was a bit surprised to read that if you don't use text-to-path
you will need the font to be resident on the machine. Using
text-to-path is very undesirable because it leads to gigantic
PDF files yet if you don't neither GhostScript nor Acrobat
(after conversion of the PS to PDF) can find it. This is true
of both TTF or Type 1 fonts and even though the fonts are
installed. What does one have to do???
Anyway, are there any plans to implement font embedding in PS
output (and in PDF later), both for Type 1 and TTF fonts? IMO this
is not a minor issue and I was surprised that Inkscape does not
already support font embedding. Font subsetting would be great,
too: otherwise you'll be limited to free fonts.