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

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 11 17:28:57 CET 2010

On 03/11/2010 10:13 AM, Christoph Bloch wrote:
> hi, Scribus people
> 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 believe the pdf is version 1.4, and we used Arial as a font, (exactly in
> order to avoid problems with exotic fonts...)
> You'd find the pdf here:
> http://www.provelobern.ch/touren/tour_01_buempliz-laupen-neuenegg/2010_scribus/Tour_01_2010_Entwurf9.pdf
> (around 6 mb).
> I'll play around with pdf versions and fonts, but as the problem is
> urgent, I'd be very happy to get some hints. Thank you very much.

If it's displaying Ok, then it's not likely to be a problem with the 
PDF, more likely the printer driver, maybe an encoding issue? At any 
rate, some kind of basic interaction problem with your computer and the 


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