[scribus] Embed, subset, or outline?

Joerg Bergmann email at jbergmann.de
Tue Mar 23 14:08:50 CET 2010

Am Dienstag, den 23.03.2010, 13:07 +0100 schrieb a.l.e:
> 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...
OK, my part to payment would be 100€, sponsoring is a usual part of my
life. Just now I have sponsored 100$ for the Libre Graphics Meeting
2010. Is there any way for sponsoring Scribus directly? I did buy
the Scribus manual already.


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