[scribus] exporting to .pdf messes up the fonts in final doc.

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 17 22:58:57 CEST 2010

On 08/17/2010 04:41 PM, peter linnell wrote:
> On 8/17/10 6:51 PM, John Culleton wrote:
>> On Tuesday 17 August 2010 12:13:52 Nathan wrote:
>>> Submitted on 08/17/2010
>>> Submitted by anonymous user: []
>>> Submitted values are:
>>> Name: Nathan
>>> Email Address: evokal at gmail.com
>>> Subject: exporting to .pdf messes up the fonts in final doc.
>>> Message:
>>> Hey I am using Arial font for my upcoming book, but everytime I export
>> the
>>> file to .pdf and open it - something weird has happens to the font - it
>>> looks darker, and messier than in Scribus and the letter L looks like it
>>> has been stretched and bolded every time. (by the way, in Scribus
>>> everything looks perfect)
>>> Any ideas why this has happened? I also exported the same file last week
>>> and it worked fine - so I am not sure what is going on today.
>>> thanks in advance.
>>> Nathan
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>> Could be a problem with your pdf viewer. Try magnifying the image and see
>> if the artifacts disappear. Print out a page locally and see if it
>> prints OK.
>> If you are publishing a book in the US or the UK I would suggest a
>> serif and
>> not a sans-serif font. For these audiences sans-serif fonts are tiring
>> and
>> irritating.
>> I would suggest using something other than the standard Microsoft or
>> Adobe
>> fonts. Sometimes unexpected font substitution can occur. Deja Vu family
>> has both Serif and Sans-Serif faces.
> John is correct here on both accounts:
> This is long standing issue which happens with certain glyphs in Arial
> and it is not only Scribus PDFs which cause this. Sometimes is it the
> display preferences setting within Acrobat Reader which amplify this
> display distortion.
> Second, I strongly as a matter of design taste to reccomend another font
> than Arial. It is optimized for screen display, not high resolution
> printing. On http://wiki.scribus.net there is a good article on finding
> usable high quality free fonts.

Make sure your fonts are embedded also.


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