[scribus] Need Arial, Times New Roman Font "equivalents" to look/print nice in PDF

William F. Maddock billsey at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 21 22:18:09 CET 2011

>From: Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>
>Sent: Feb 21, 2011 2:40 PM
>To: Scribus User Mailing List <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
>Subject: Re: [scribus] Need Arial, Times New Roman Font "equivalents" to look/print nice in PDF
>On 02/21/2011 12:43 PM, drw forums wrote:
>> New to Scribus.
>> Using on Windows XP-Pro.
>> Producing a 48 page magazine and am having
>> trouble when producing a PDF.
>> The small 7 pt Arial fonts look bad.
>> Currently, I am only using Times New Roman
>> and Arial TT.
>> Could someone point me to equivalent fonts that will
>> look nice at any size and print well in a PDF?
>> Also, if there is a USENET group or equivalent
>> for Scibus, please let me know.
>> Thanks you for any help you may be able to provide.
>For a lot of uses, I think the DejaVu fonts are pretty good, and you 
>have regular and condensed versions.
>I'm not so fond of Liberation fonts Serif or Sans. You might check out 
>Fontin and Fontin Sans, both available for free. They have a bit of a 
>different look but are pleasing and easy to read (the most important 
>criteria in my view).

Personally, I tend to use AmerisADF (from the Arkandis Digital Foundry linked in a previous message), mainly because it does have a decent kerning table and because it has small caps weights as well.

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