[Scribus] Ink blots on PDF
william f. maddock
Mon Feb 5 13:13:21 CET 2007
On Feb 5, 2007, at 2:39 AM, Archimedes Arevalo wrote:
> On Monday 05 February 2007 16:29:16 Owen wrote:
>> On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:57:17 +0800
>> Archimedes Arevalo <archimedes.arevalo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am doing layouts and PDF outputs for a Linux distro (PCLInuxOS,
>>> for the plug) magazine. We recently had a new release, and bundled
>>> this was 220.127.116.11. Much as I am pleased to be using Scribus, I cannot
>>> seem to tweak the settings to get good PDFs. Apart from the usual
>>> tolerable "strange" behaviors", the layout process, etc. are in good
>>> order but when it comes to opening the PDF file, the pages are
>>> unreadable. Imagine a book left out in the rain, and the ink of the
>>> pages are all smudged. I am at a lost on where else to look.
>>> I've attached at small clipping for your inspection.
>> What font were you using? Was it embedded in the PDF?
> Yes, they were. As a matter of fact, I tried different obvious ways to
> our problem but in order for us to get that magazine release on time,
> I had
> to run a remastered LiveCD and use 18.104.22.168 and the text were OK.
> The typefaces we used were a mixture of GPLed TTFs and Postscript Type
> As it is, the problem remains and we are hopeful that the Scribus
> may have some answers and/or solutions for us.
It almost looks as if the fonts' strokes were turned on instead of
being turned off as normal.
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