[scribus] black = gray?
snelting at geuzen.org
Thu Nov 13 09:25:50 CET 2008
>> […] all fonts came
>> out pixelated.
> Seems rather a rasterization problem, which is printer-side.
Yes, you are right. I should of course have typed 'rasterized' or: 'not
>> Re-opening the files in Inkscape
> I know Inkscape is great but opening PDF? ;-)
Sounds strange but could not think of another non-proprietary way to
check the color of the font after converting the .sla to .pdf -- the
font is 100% CMYK black when we check the .sla in Scribus; when
re-opening the pdf in Scribus (1.3.4) it crashes ;-)
> Here is the first text thing of first page of 046-053-e-Ivan%20Monroy.pdf:
> /Fo5S0 10.00000 Tf
> 0.11780 G
> 0.11780 g
> 0 Tr
> 1.00000 0 0 1.00000 27.00000 -31.97754 Tm
> <57> Tj
> Where we see in action that setting a CMYK(0,0,0,100) does not give a black
> when translated into a Gray levels color space.
I'm trying to find the similar mention in
(the test file that seems to come up correct) to understand what you
mean / to see the difference. Which tool are you using to look at the
It has been discussed a
> couple of times yet, and we found that: a) it’s normal!
I understant it is normal when black is not defined as CMYK (but it is).
and sorry, only now I find back this thread:
many discussions on color management but I'm a bit lost.
Scribus is compiled with littlecms support but color management settings
do not show up in preferences (I'm not too interested for this
straightforward black and white job). Maybe that's why pdf's come out
b) you have 2 ways to
> deal with that 1/ set an RVB black (which will translate into a true black in
> gray 2/ set a rich black and test or compute to obtain true black. Hm, the
> first the better I guess :-)
You mean: use a custom/spot color from edit > colors?
> It makes me think that your "pixelated" problem could be related to this also
> by forcing screening …
Yes, which I understand if we had decided to choose a 99% gray / RGB
black for text. But we did not
Still a bit puzzled
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