[scribus] SVG text font is not embedded

Barry McKenna bmcken at pobox.com
Sat Jul 9 23:41:14 UTC 2011

On 7/7/2011 10:43 PM, a.l.e wrote:
> hi barry
>> the fonts are
>> not embedded in the pdf, so they are apparently converted to
>> outlines.
>> Is there something I can do about this, or is this an issue
>> that is on the to-do list somewhere, or possibly remedied
>> since 1.3.9?
> in the prefrences>  fonts you can try to force the embedding of the font...
> but you may also try to tell us the reason why you're so scared about the fact that your fonts are subsetted (it says outlined, but, probably, they,e subsetted...)
> if you give more details about your font you may get more detailed answers.
> ciao
> a.l.e


In preferences, the only option I see for embedding is 
"Embed in Postscript", so I don't know what I can 'try' that 
is relevant to SVG in that dialog.

My font is a proprietary True Type font that I have been 
developing (adding to) for many years, making use of the 
Unicode Private Use Area for special characters I need for 
my work and publications.

This font works flawlessly in every application I have used 
it in.

It would be impossible to subset this font, because the 
Private Use Area characters are unique, so that is not what 
is happening.

The font output looks exactly the same as when I output eps 
text and graphics in Scribus to PDF _without_ embedding, 
i.e., the glyphs are not sharp.

What I would like to know is if there are plans to add a 
feature/option to embed fonts with SVG text and graphics in 
PDF output.

Otherwise, I may have to move to another application.


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