[Scribus] outlining fonts

Matt Haber matt
Sun Nov 5 22:23:59 CET 2006

Thanks for the responses. To clarify, if I want to force outlining, I 
check "subset" in the PDF export dialog?


> 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.
> M.
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