[Scribus] outlining fonts

Maciej Hanski ma_han2000
Sun Nov 5 21:08:45 CET 2006

Riku Leino napisa?(a):
> Matt Haber wrote:
>> A printer that I would like to use (PSPrint.com) specifies that fonts
>> must be outline in PDFs.
>> I'm a bit confused as to how to force this behavior. The Wiki seems
>> to suggest that outlining is an unhappy outcome that happens with
>> bad fonts. If I click on "convert to outline," all of my formatting
>> seems to go away, so that doesn't seem to be the right option.
>> What is the best way to proceed?
> I'm not 100% sure on this one but when exporting to PDF you could select all 
> your fonts to be subsetted. I'm not sure if there's a proper subsetting 
> applied to any font type in Scribus atm but it currently converts texts to 
> outlines instead (unless this is a generally accepted way of subsetting, 
> feels more like a hack to me). Please someone correct me if I'm wrong here.
> Anyway somehow I feel it would be better to have a third listbox in the font 
> page of PDF export dialog for outlining and only allow fonts that can be 
> properly subsetted to be appended to the subset listbox.

100% ack about the need to improve the font tab in PDF export dialog --
e.g. nothing against converting fonts to outlines, but this procedure
shouldn't be called "Subsetting", it simply misleads users. The RFE
#3701 http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3701 contains some improvement
ideas and explanations from Scribus team members, please add yours there.


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