[Scribus] micr font GnuMICR.afm GnuMICR.ttf

Plinnell scribusdocs
Wed Jan 12 22:36:16 CET 2005

On Wednesday 12 January 2005 21:30, Vladimir Zborowski wrote:
> Hi,
> So, does anyone know if there is a way to get a kind of "validator" that
> would tell if a font is properly formed to work in Scribus ?
> I think that would be most usefull, as a good few problems that I see on
> this list are "just" font-related.
> Thanks
> Vlad,
> PS: Thanks (again) to the scribus team for the amazing 1.2.1 release.
> John Griessen a ?crit :
> > Scribus won't load these free open source fonts.  Is there another
> > MICR font, (for check number printing)?   How could I edit these fonts
> > to make them "high quality" enough for scribus not to reject them?
> >
> > John Griessen

This is a tricky one.

1) As far I know, except for some sanity checks in Scribus to fail the most 
obviously broken fonts, there is no "font quality" checker available.

2) Even then, some fonts will pass muster and then still fail on press. 

3) You can examine fonts with fontforge, but then that takes some real knowhow 
on the internals of fonts, Unicode and other bits to determine if something 
is not right.

Fonts are one of those areas where QA takes time and quite a bit of drudge 

Thus, this is why I wrote so many detailed notes about fonts: 


I encourage every Scribus user to read that section carefully. Anyone who had 
worked in commercial printing or pre-press will probably nod and maybe wince 
in remembering jobs going bad on deadline because of font problems.


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