[scribus] Embed, subset, or outline?

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Tue Mar 23 13:07:27 CET 2010

hi joerg
> Am Dienstag, den 23.03.2010, 12:10 +0100 schrieb Peter Nermander:
>>> So now the question is, what the hell is Scribus doing when it exports
>>> a PDF?
>> Other programs usually place text row by row, but Scribus place it
>> glyph by glyph to keep full control of placement.
>> That's what makes Scribus generated PDFs so big.
>> (So one can wonder why Scribus even has the option to make linked text
>> frames into PDF stories, because braille or speach readers fail anyway
>> becuase of the glyph by glyph placement...)
> I would have such behaviour as an option (in case the document layout
> is in need of it), but not the default way. Having glyph by glyph
> placement the default is, in my opinion, a design bug.

as i wrote in my previous mail, i fear that if you want to see this 
feature implemented in the near future, you have to look for somebody 
(who already has the necessary knowldeges) to implement it for the team 
(or who pays for it).

i think that everybody is aware that someting should be done, but -- 
sadly? -- the current implementation (and the existing workarounds) is 
not broken enough and the effort needed to implement too big to justify 
an higher priority.

the team may contradict me...


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