[scribus] Font in PDF does not match screen

Nick Hasser nick.hasser at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 15:32:37 CEST 2009

D. R. Evans wrote:
> 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.

I'm making the assumption that you are using Scribus for professional
purposes. If that is the case, then you should not have a problem
testing your product in the expected environment.

On the other hand, if your use is for non-professional purposes, then
does it really matter if you publish the document and have to republish
it because it wasn't correct the first time?

Maybe I'm biased because I've been using Scribus for almost 3 years to
publish a monthly newsletter, but the Font tab in the Save as PDF dialog
is pretty obvious to me.

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