[scribus] Searchable old style numbers in PDFs

Meho R. mehor at gmx.com
Mon Jul 25 13:56:10 UTC 2011

On 25.07.2011 15:05, a.l.e wrote:
> 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...)
> ciao
> a.l.e
It is one solution, yes, but that will probably mess up kerning. I 
noticed that some designers set OldStyle numbers as default (e.g., 
exljbris or Type-Together), so that they're searchable in PDF output.

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