[scribus] Letter salad on big printer that reads directly from usb stick

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Thu Mar 11 17:33:27 CET 2010

hi christoph,

> We've made quite voluminous pdf pages (maps with bike routes and
> descriptions) that should be printed from a big, copier-like printer. The
> pictures print ok, but the texts turn out to be potato salad. I.e. they're
> from our alphabet, but not quite in the right order.
> Acrobat (linux and windows) and evince (linux) display the pdf fine
> (printing was tested from acrobat on windows only). It's just the big
> printer that likes salad and makes some for itself because we don't feed
> it any.

i could correctly print the pdf using preview on a mac and targetting 
some sort of xerox laser.

in order to face the urgency of your problem, you may make a copy of 
your .sla file, open the copy, select the text fields and convert the 
text to outlines (item > convert to > outlines), produce the pdf and 
print it.

there is no way you get any salad that way :-)

for a real solution, there are some specialist in here, who may be able 
to help you. but they will probably need to know the model of the 
printer and which drivers your using.

and they may have to see your fonts (btw, are you working on linux and 
printing on windows? have you tried by embedding arial in the pdf? or 
not embedding it?)

hope that helps


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