[Scribus] (no subject)

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Tue May 9 18:08:39 CEST 2006

Am Dienstag, 9. Mai 2006 16:52 schrieb Peter Haraldson:
> >> About subsetting:
> >> I did read about it in Scribus manual or homepage, of course I can't
> >> find it now...
> >> But it did say something like: "You can use subsetting reliably except
> >> if you send to commercial printer".
> >
> >If that's stated on the Scribus webpage it needs corrected.
> Andreas, I found the infopage:
> http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&sm=setup&page=fonts1
> quote:
> "Other notes about fonts and font management:
>     * Sub-Setting fonts is including all the glyphs in the font in the
>     PostScript stream or a PDF. This allows smaller PDFs, at the expense
>     of making it difficult to make minor edits in pre-press tools like
>     Pit Stop. Unless you are sending PDF to commerical printer, you can
>     sub-set fonts fairly reliably. This is important when you are trying
>     to keep a downloadable PDF to the smallest size."
> Tobias (my printer) says: "Subsetting means only the letters actually
> used are embedded in the document. You shall _not_ use it when sending
> to us!"
> But Peter & Andreas, you both say it might be quite a good idea to use
> subsetting? Don't really know what to believe, confusionconfusion...
> :-)
> As for the rest, since it's now researched in a bug-report I guess we
> can close this issue?
> --
>   Peter Haraldson
>   peterharaldson at ml1.net

Hi Peter,

currently, subsetting fonts in scribus means converting them to outlines. They 
are no longer fonts then, with metrics etc, just simple vector objects. Try 
"subset" fonts in Scribus and hand the file over to your printer. I'm almost 
sure this will work without issues.



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