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

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Mar 12 23:24:57 CET 2010

On Thursday 11 March 2010 10:13:37 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_s
>cribus/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.
> Have a good day
> Christoph
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Arial is one of those "standard" fonts that are best avoided for serious 
work. There can be problems with different versions on the source machine 
versus the printer.  Try Nimbus or  Luxi sans or Helvetica instead. 
John Culleton
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