Thank-you for being up on it mraandtux! That's why I love this forum!
I think my panicking lit a fire under the *you know what* and I found the culprit... after freaking out (of course).
I may as well share since this was a pain that dragged out all week.
I got font happy over at Open Font Library [http://openfontlibrary.org] and installed `Times Gothic', then completely forgot since I installed a ton of fonts for desktop publishing.
It didn't show up when I did this:
So then I went back to Okular to looked at what fonts were NOT embedded and sure enough, Times Gothic had somehow been chosen for Times.
$ fc-list : file family | grep -i 'times.*new'
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/times.ttf: Times New Roman
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/timesbi.ttf: Times New Roman
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/timesbd.ttf: Times New Roman
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/timesi.ttf: Times New Roman
Sad to say, I removed it but don't want to. Can I just rename the ttf files?
PS... maybe I should have done this?
I dunno but suggestions welcome.
$ fc-list : file family | grep -i 'times.*'