[scribus] Font oddities

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Mon Nov 22 04:34:24 CET 2010

On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 01:36:16 -0800
John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> dijo:

>>The Junicode can't be embedded because it contains too much glyphs,
>>there is a hardcoded limit of 2048 glyhps. Above that limit the font
>>is always outlined to prevent the resulting PDF being too large.
>Thanks for the clarification. However, it renders Scribus unusable for
>me. In fact, it renders Scribus seriously impaired for anyone using
>Asian languages or scientific work where we need lots of special
>glyphs. Wasn't the whole purpose of creating the Unicode standard so
>that we would not be limited by the few glyphs we could get into
>It reminds me of "640K ought to be enough for anyone."
>Couldn't we at least offer the user the choice of subsetting the font?
>OpenOffice.org automatically subsets the Junicode fonts. Better yet,
>let the user embed the font, but give the user a warning about file
>I left Windows and Adobe because I was tired of software that decided
>things for me. 

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