[scribus] Replacing fonts on old or stranger's sla files.

Owen Cook owen.cook at gmx.com
Sun Nov 30 01:16:56 UTC 2014

> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM
> From: "john Culleton" <John at wexfordpress.com>
> To: "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> Subject: [scribus] Replacing fonts on old or stranger's  sla files.
> If I load an sla file from someone else, or
> even one I created myself a long time ago, I get
> a font substitution message for one or more
> fonts. I am given the choice of changing the
> substitution. But here comes the weird part.
> when I scan the list of my fonts I find that
> exact same font in the list! It has a letter S
> in yellow with a green background on the left
> hand edge. If I choose that font I see that I
> have substituted font ABC with font ABC. It may
> be a font I don't even have on my system!
> Am I just kidding myself when I go through this
> process? Enlightenment requested.

Yes, the same happens to me, it is one of the mysteries of life.

Having made the substitution, I save the document and on reopening substitution is not required.

My guess is that the fonts, despite having the same name are different because of the meta data. ( Most of my guesses are wrong, otherwise I would be a billionaire by now! )

ps. I also did a diff of the original and my saved sla file. My saved sla had a    EmbedPDF="0"  whereas the original didn't. Yet another mystery.

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