[scribus-dev] PDF export dialog for font embed, subset and vectorize

JLuc jluc at no-log.org
Thu Jan 14 09:20:10 UTC 2016

In 1.5, the PDF export dialog enables to choose for each used font
whether it has to be embeded, vectorized or none of each.

In 1.5.1, the new font PDF management options of the export to PDF dialog
are different.
There are 3 modes :
- outline all fonts (no single font option ability)
- embed or subset : each font can be either embed or subset
- do not embed (no single font option).

Mode 1 and 2 obviously enable to avoid the "undefined font" issue
that could cripple a 1.5 RIP
but It's not clear to me how this set of mode
is supposed to provide the features that were in 1.5.

How can I vectorize some fonts ?

Or maybe some 1.5 features, like vectorize ability, are lost ?
If so, why were these features not worth keeping and developping ?

What happens in "dont embed" mode ?

When opening a 1.5 file with 1.5.1, the 1.5 font options in PDF export dialog
seem to be totally ignored.
Are they somehow identicaly managed, invisibly in the background ?
Or are they really ignored and lost ?


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