[scribus] subsetting / outlining

Meho R. mehor at gmx.com
Wed Aug 3 19:03:19 UTC 2011

> From: Nis Donatzsky Hansen
> Sent: 08/02/11 04:17 PM
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
> Subject: Re: [scribus] subsetting / outlining
> On 02-08-2011 15:00, Mike Sleger wrote:
> > On Aug 2, 2011, at 3:56 AM, JLuc wrote:
> >
> >> Le 02/08/2011 11:44, JLuc a écrit :
> >>> Hello,
> >>>
> >>> I understand 'outlining' as transforming a 'character and font' data
> >>> into a 'vector graph' data, thus logicaly loosing searchable data.
> >>>
> >>> I have read that 'subsetting' is what really happens now when 'outlining' is choosen.
> >>> Is this true ?
> >> This matter remains...
> >
> > Very confusing, yes? The form prompt text should be changed so it correctly describes the actual feature instead of a deprecated feature.
> Not to mention that it sometimes subsets and at other times outlines. 
> Calibri (the MS font), for example, is outlined, not subset.

Now that really is an interesting thing. Actually, the only fonts that are really outlined are those couple of newer Microsoft's fonts which ship with Vista and 7, Calibri being one of them. I never had an issue like that with any other fonts (at least popular fonts and those coming from respectable designers/design houses). But if I remember correctly, those fonts get outlined no matter which option you use: "embed" or "outline". Wonder why is that...

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