[scribus] PDF Forms and fonts

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Tue Nov 2 00:11:31 CET 2010

On Mon, 1 Nov 2010 12:45:34 -0600
Steven Dayton <daytonmeister at gmail.com> dijo:

>When it comes to form fields in a PDF you will need to have Acrobat
>professional in order to choose a different font that is used in the
>fields for data input and even then that depends on licensing
>restrictions for a particular font. When I need to create a form that
>will be used by Russian speakers for example I choose a font that the
>company has created that will handle Cyrillic languages instead of
>Helvetica. I have tried in the past to choose a nicer looking font for
>interactive PDF documents like certificates of course completion but
>could not embed the font because of the license restrictions on said
>font. It would display on my computer but unless the users receiving
>the form had the font installed on their systems another font would be
>chosen to display in it's stead.

There are three or four fonts I could use for the IPA, and none of them
have licensing restrictions on embedding in a PDF. They're all free,
open fonts.

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