[scribus] Searchable old style numbers in PDFs

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Mon Jul 25 13:05:11 UTC 2011

hi peter,

> You see my point:) This is exactly what I want to achieve. To have the
> outlines, the glyphs of the small numbers but have the real,
> meaningful numbers as text embedded into the PDF. I wouldn't mind
> having some extra work (in Scribus) to insert the glyphs and
> underlying text manually, somehow. What I'd like to have is the final
> effect: opening the PDF in a pdf reader, searching for meaningful
> numbers and having the small numbers highlighted as result.

well, the best way is probably to modify the font in fontforge, replace the plain number by the "old" ones and embed the font into your document...

... if the licence for your font allows you to do so (or if you don't really care about it...)


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