[scribus] Embedded fonts in pdfs?

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 21 05:01:05 CET 2011

On 01/20/2011 10:57 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 01/20/2011 10:37 PM, Barry McKenna wrote:
>> The Scribus files I output to pdf frequently contain only a font that I
>> have developed myself, a well-hinted True Type font that neither Scribus
>> nor any other app has ever had a problem with. The font is setup for
>> everything allowed, which includes embedding and editing.
>> I've read here often that the Acrobat > File > Properties shows what
>> fonts are embedded, if any. Yet when I load an .sla file containing that
>> font, and I open the pdf export dialog, there are not fonts (only one in
>> the sla) listed as available for embedding, and the Acrobat > File >
>> Properties will not show any fonts embedded, even thought this font has
>> the Embed in Postscript checked in the Scribus preferences Font page.
>> However, the pdf that is then generated by Scribus can be taken anywhere
>> and printed with the font and I can assure you no one else has this font
>> on their system, so it must be embedded, right? So, why isn't it listed
>> under Embedding: Available fonts, and why is it not listed in Acrobat
>> properties?
> The final answer might come from simply looking at the file with a text
> editor. I don't pretend to be an expert, but you should see sections
> with plain-text labels for the fonts if they're embedded.
> The other way to give a PDF what it needs is to outline the font, so
> perhaps this is what is happening.

If you're using Linux, you might also try evince and see what it says 
about whether fonts are embedded.


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