[Scribus] PDF, Font embedding
Sun Mar 16 14:10:40 CET 2008
I was just browsing through Mantis and found that the "Fonts" tab in the
"Save as PDF" dialog seems to create some confusion among people. It
does so for me, anyway :)
Correct me if I'm wrong, this is how I understand it:
* The "Available Fonts" box shows all the fonts that are used (or
believed to be used) in the current document.
* The "Fonts to embed" box contains those fonts that are supposed to be
embedded into the PDF as is (by just 'inserting the TTF file into the
PDF file' to describe it as a non PDF expert). Hence all glyphs from the
font are embedded into the PDF, regardless of whether they are used or
not. Trying to move an OpenType font into this box does not work;
instead it is automatically moved into the "Fonts to outline" box,
because the 'classic' PDF versions (<1.6) cannot handle OpenType fonts.
* The "Fonts to outline" box contains those fonts that will be converted
to outline. This does not mean creating graphics objects for every
letter on the page (like e.g. Inkscape would if you took a text object
and converted it to a path), but instead by converting the used glyphs
of this font to a type that PDF _can_ handle (Type 3 as the Adobe Reader
tells me) and embedding this resulting font into the PDF.
Is this how it is supposed to work?
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