[scribus] Problem with pdf, characters l - . only!
jah0003 at utvinternet.com
Fri Jun 18 10:10:01 CEST 2010
Thanks very much Christoph, that's a big help. Problem solved!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christoph Schäfer [mailto:christoph-schaefer at gmx.de]
> Sent: 18 June 2010 04:05
> To: Scribus User Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Problem with pdf, characters l - . only!
> Am Freitag, 18. Juni 2010 01:50:58 schrieb Julian Haines:
> > Hi folks,
> > I've just completed a newsletter for publication with
> Scribus. It looks
> > great on the screen and if I print pages directly from
> Scribus to my inkjet
> > printer, they look good. However, when I view the generated
> pdf on-screen,
> > all of the letter l characters are disproportionately wide,
> to the point
> > where ll often displays as a single wide block! Many of the
> full-stop and
> > dash characters have the same problem, but strangely no
> others appear to be
> > affected.
> > If I zoom in to 800% on-screen in acrobat reader the problem is much
> > reduced, but is still present to a degree. If I print the
> pdf'd output to
> > my inkjet, again the problem is reduced but is still present to a
> > noticeable degree.
> > I'm using Scribus 188.8.131.52 with gs8.71 on a WinXP platform.
> I have Acrobat
> > Reader 9.3.1. I'm using only default Arial fonts as
> supplied with WinXP.
> > Actually, I've also tried the A030 fonts, but saw no change
> in behaviour.
> > Please, could anyone point me in the right direction to get
> this fixed?
> > Thanks,
> > Julian
> You just stumbled across an issue that's related to forced
> font outlining:
> When a font is converted to outlines, all so-called hinting
> information (see:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinting) is lost. I assume you
> are using an
> OpenType font, and I posted a solution that allows for
> embedding an OTF font
> a few days ago. This should resolve your issue:
> scribus mailing list
> scribus at lists.scribus.net
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