[Scribus] Truetype and opentype fonts

avox avox
Sun Dec 3 19:28:37 CET 2006

wtb41 wrote:
> Some (most?) commercial printers (book manufacturers) will NOT accept
> TrueType fonts. For example:
> 1. Chapter 9 of Robin Williams' book "How to Boss Your Fonts Around" says,
> "Service bureaus use high-end PostScript imagesetters to 'image' (print,
> output) the pages. The TrueType tecnology disagrees with these
> imagesetters, and service bureaus generally prefer (many adamantly insist)
> that you not bring TrueType into their shops in your documents." She has
> more to say about the topic, but that quote should give you the gist of
> the topic.
> 2. Thomson-Shore's web site
> <http://www.tshore.com/Portals/57ad7180-c5e7-49f5-b282-c6475cdb7ee7/Guideline
> OutputReadyFilesv10_6-06.pdf> on Prepublication Guidelines says, among
> other things, "Avoid using TrueType fonts."

Interesting. BTW, for PostScript Scribus converts all TTF fonts to outlines. 
AFAIK TTF fonts are a requirement if an imagesetter claims to understand

> I am self-publishing a book, and I have gone to great lengths to purge my
> files of TrueType fonts. But perhaps the best course is to ask the
> commercial printer you choose what sort of fonts it will accept.

That's definitely the best course of action, also for colors and page setup.

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