PDType1Font.java has a predefined list of fonts like Times-Roman, Helvetica, Courier, Symbol and ZapfDingbats.
When creating a pdf/A, the font is embedded and not taken from the reader's operating system.
As per https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvetica_(Schriftart) , this may lead to a licensing issue.
1) Use a free font such as
2) at least warn in JavaDoc about the issue
Or is it an non-issue?