[scribus] subsetting / outlining

Jean Ghali jghali at libertysurf.fr
Wed Aug 3 20:13:29 UTC 2011

Le 03/08/2011 02:26, Mike Sleger a écrit :
>> Given Scribus currently subsets fonts as Type3 fonts this is not a bug but standard practice. Type 3 fonts are in Adobe terminology "user fonts" and are consequently not supposed to use an existing font name. The original font name will be kept the day we will be able to subset fonts while keeping the original font format (Type 1/TrueType/OpenType).
>> Jean
> Ummm, why wouldn't fonts be getting subsetted in the original format?  InDesign does it, so why not Scribus?  The font names are correct in the PDF from Scribus when they are not subset.

1) OpenType fonts with Postscript outlines *cannot* be embedded in PDF versions scribus
support and consequently the original format cannot be preserved in this case.
2) Regenerating a font from an existing font in the original format is a task for a font
specialist which we aren't. Adobe has those resources, we have not.
3) The Type 3 method just works for any font.


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