[Scribus] PDF for the web

Plinnell scribusdocs
Sun Jan 30 12:56:30 CET 2005

On Sunday 30 January 2005 12:42, Vladimir Zborowski wrote:
> Hello,
> I was trying to make a Web version of a one page PDF and couldn't get
> under 600 Ko,  due to font embedding. I tried  to subset the fonts, but
> the texts were then converted to outlines, which doesn't really suit a
> Web PDF (the display is not great and copy/paste of the text becomes
> impossible).
> I looked in the bugtracker and found explanations in bug n? 0001354 :
> "subsetting, which at this stage converts to outlines."
> So, my questions is : Is this point corrected in the current cvs
> version  (at the moment I'm using Scribus 1.2.1 - 8 january 2005 C-C-T.)
> ? Is it planned to be corrected soon ?
> Thanks for your answers and for this so cool app.
> Vlad

The trick shrinking to Web PDF's, while retaining text selection is to use 
Type 1 fonts. They tend nake smaller when PDFs embedded. The other is to 
limit the number of fonts used. This might not be possible.

As "fixing" this, it is planned for 1.3.x, but no definite date.


More information about the scribus mailing list