[scribus] Font oddities

Franz Schmid Franz.Schmid at altmuehlnet.de
Sun Nov 21 23:56:21 CET 2010

John Culleton schrieb:
> On Sunday 21 November 2010 02:48:34 John Jason Jordan wrote:
>> On Sat, 20 Nov 2010 23:18:21 -0500
>> Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> dijo:
>>> On 11/20/2010 10:07 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
>>>> They are also singularly hideous.
>>>> I went into Preferences>  Fonts and unchecked them all so
>>>> Scribus will not use them.
>>> Yes, it looks like Scribus doesn't render them properly, and they
>>> are not rendered properly on PDF export or when printing to a PS
>>> file.
>> One odd thing is that all I have are .pfa files for these fonts. I
>> thought Type 1 fonts came with a .pfb file (outlines) and a .pfm
>> file (metrics). I don't know what a .pfa file is. I could Google on
>> it, but it's late and I need to go to bed.
>> Another odd thing is why suddenly Scribus is picking them up, and
>> no other application on my computer sees them.
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> AFAIK a type 1 font can have either pfa or pfb files and either afm or 
> pfm files.
pfa and afm are the ASCII equivalents to the pfb and pfm pair.

Franz Schmid
Scribus Team

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