[scribus] Font in PDF does not match screen

D. R. Evans doc.evans at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 05:00:53 CEST 2009

Nick Hasser said the following at 07/17/2009 08:28 PM :
> D. R. Evans wrote:
>> Nick Hasser said the following at 07/17/2009 07:29 PM :
>>> A great example that we should always check our output before publishing...
>> But if I'd checked it in okular that wouldn't have given any indication of
>> a problem. So merely checking the output is insufficient protection.
>>   Doc
> Ah, yes, I should have said... "a great example that we should always
> check out output in the environment it will be used/viewed before
> publishing".
> Do your readers use okular on a system configured as yours? It only
> seems common sense to me that if your readers will be viewing with
> Acrobat on WinXP, for example, that you should test in a similar
> environment before publishing.

Well, this is going to go nowhere, isn't it? I think it's a problem that
(apparently) in its default configuration scribus can lead the unwary to
produce documents that aren't going to render the way the user expects,
even after the user has looked at them; you disagree -- although I'm not
sure whether you're serious or if you're just pulling my leg about
installing XP (and buying a Mac?) just to check the rendering of a document.

At least the developers are now aware that there's a trap for the unwary
there (if they weren't before). Whether they think it's worth removing it
is entirely up to them.

At the very least some kind of warning ("Not all fonts are embedded; this
document may not render as expected" or something like that?) would be
nice. But it's their decision.


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