[scribus] Font bolding problem when converting to pdf

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Fri Jul 11 10:09:09 CEST 2008

Craig Ringer wrote:
> 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.

Glad I got the wrong end of the stick !

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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