[Scribus] Ink blots on PDF

william f. maddock billsey
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:
>>> Hello,
>>> I am doing layouts and PDF outputs for a Linux distro (PCLInuxOS,  
>>> sorry
>>> for the plug) magazine. We recently had a new release, and bundled  
>>> with
>>> this was 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?
>> Owen
> Yes, they were. As a matter of fact, I tried different obvious ways to  
> rectify
> our problem but in order for us to get that magazine release on time,  
> I had
> to run a remastered LiveCD and use and the text were OK.
> The typefaces we used were a mixture of GPLed TTFs and Postscript Type  
> 1s.
> As it is, the problem remains and we are hopeful that the Scribus  
> community
> 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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