[Scribus] Fonts won't embed, only subset

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Mon May 15 01:25:13 CEST 2006

Am Montag, 15. Mai 2006 01:12 schrieb Colin Lewis:
> In Scribus on Windows XP, with Ghostscript 8.53, I cannot get Times
> New Roman Regular or Bold to embed. It will only allow subsetting. This
> yields a pdf file that prints fine, but looks awful in Acrobat Reader on
> screen. It also seems to be coming through as line-art, so the text-capture
> feature of Acrobat Reader will not work.
> I've tried other fonts, and found Sylvfaen Regular will embed, but haven't
> been able to find anything that looks similar and will allow the bold font
> to embed.
> Same goes for Arial.
> All I want is one serif and one sans-serif font that will work properly in
> regular, bold, and italic.
> Despite the hassles of trying to layout in a word-processor (previous
> method before Scribus was available for Windows), it was actually easier to
> get fonts that our commercial printer would print well, and look OK in the
> online edition as well (with a smaller file size than I can manage with
> Scribus). What am I doing wrong?

Hi Colin,

you do probably nothing wrong at all. If you use the WinXP system fonts, they 
are OTF fonts that can't be embedded. It's that simple. Use TTF or Type 1 
fonts instead.



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