[scribus] Font bolding problem when converting to pdf

Craig Ringer craig at postnewspapers.com.au
Fri Jul 11 08:27:36 CEST 2008

John Beardmore wrote:
> Pierre Marchand wrote:
>> Vous (John Beardmore) avez écrit :
>>>> 1/ By design, Scribus focuses on print output.
>>> Yes -  it makes sense to focus on the situation where the highest
>>> precision output is required, but that doesn't make it sensible to
>>> (needlessly ?) compromise the way lower resolution output is handled.
>> All is in the needlesslyness! I did not do it myself but I think it has 
>> _needed_ a pretty load of work to get the proper fix done. So, here I would 
>> not say that "by design" the output was bad on low resolution devices. Just 
>> that they were not targetted in something like "phase A".
> Yes -  I may have the wrong end of the stick, but when I saw something 
> like 'removes the hinting', I took it that it had somehow been decided 
> that having it there was unnecessary / undesirable.

Not at all. It's just that converting a font to outlines cannot preserve
hinting, because hinting is specific to display at particular resolutions.

Craig Ringer

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