[scribus] embedding fonts in pdf fails with Windows 8

Andreas Winkler and.win82 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 09:48:40 UTC 2013

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:02 AM, Jean Ghali <jghali at libertysurf.fr> wrote:
> Le 03/12/2013 16:04, Andreas Winkler a écrit :
>> Hi Chrisoph,
>> thanks for your answer. I'm aware of the limitation that huge modern
>> TTF and OTF fonts can not be embedded.
>> However, in Windows 8 certain fonts (e.g. Arial) can't be embedded at
>> all even if 'Subset' is unchecked. They will always be converted to
>> outlines even though they appear in the 'Fonts to embed:' field in the
>> 'Fonts' tab of the pdf export settings.
>> The very same fonts can be embedded when using Scribus 1.4.3 on
>> Windows 7. So I suspect this to be an issue of Scribus in combination
>> with Windows 8.
> Hi,
> I had a look at this issue last night. Some fonts including Arial have been updated on
> Windows 8 and do not contain a glyph name table anymore. This is what triggers the
> conversion to outlines. Fyi the compatibility with PostScript devices of TTF fonts without
> glyph name table is not guaranteed.
> Jean
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Hi Jean,

thanks a lot for your investigation and for this interesting information.
Does this mean that it won't be possible to fix this and to embed
these updated Windows fonts in a future version of Scribus?

Best regards

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