[scribus] American typewriter font and Scribus

William F. Maddock billsey at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 17 13:19:41 CEST 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 07:06 +0200, Peter Nermander wrote:
> > So, if I embed a font in a PDF document made in Scribus, I'd
> > have to check the licensing status of the font before
> > sending the document to another person.
> Yes.
> > Is there any project to do such checking - and would such a
> > mechanism be integrated in Scribus in any future ?
> At least Truetype fonts can have a flag "Do not embed". I'm not sure if
> Scribus honors it though. And there is software to batch-remove that flag
> (the author wrote it because his own free fonts by mistake had that flag
> set).
> For commercial use such considerations should be made already when buying
> the font.

My own opinion is that when creating a document that is going to be PDF
and where the intended recipient of that document might not have the
chosen font, you should either embed the font or not use it at all. This
is why I consider ADF fonts so valuable. 


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