[Scribus] Font Substitution in PDFs

PLinnell mrdocs
Tue Aug 2 21:31:06 CEST 2005

On Tuesday 02 August 2005 20:01, Calum Polwart wrote:
> I don't quite know if this is the right place to ask, or for that
> matter what I want to ask, so I'll try and hopefully someone will
> understand :-[
> I am creating a newsletter which will be exported to pdf for
> printing at a 'commerical' printers.  That bit is fine (I think). 
> But the pdf is BIG - 12Mb.  This incldues lots of images, and
> embeded fonts. Adjusting the image resolutions doesn't seem to
> affect the file size that much so I guess it is mostly fonts
> because not embeding the fonts makes a huge difference.  I fully
> understand that for the print copy I want the fonts embeded to
> ensure acuracy of reproduction.
> However, in windows (uh!) when I used to print to a pdf printer I
> didn't usually bother embedding fonts for the 'electronic version'
> the kind of thing you'd put on a web site.  Afterall we don't want
> people having to download 12Mb to read a few pages.  With windows
> that wasn't a major problem I used a non-standard sans font but it
> seemed to substitute arial instead, which worked fine  (the odd
> character was omitted / wrongly printed but otherwise ok.)  When I
> do this with scribus and linux acrobat reader (7) I get a wirey
> font instead... not yet viewed it on windows.  I didn't expect this
> because the font is on the machine so why doesn't Acrobat use it,
> and I expected font substitution to kick in...
> Is there some way of getting the pdf to have a substitute font if
> the specified one isn't available?
> Calum

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