[scribus] Missing Fonts in PDF

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Apr 7 20:35:35 UTC 2015

On 04/07/2015 01:50 PM, Jean-Luc Waber wrote:
> I have a problem with our new printer in Poland. He says that the fonts
> are missing in our PDF (Version 1.4). I use scribus 1.4.5 for Windows
> and have the fonts embedded. I see the embedded fonts in Adobe Reader
> Properties (e.g. Fontin (Embedded), True Type, Encoding: Custom)(or URW
> Regular ...).
> They told me to make PDF X/1-A, but also there they tell me the fonts
> are missing. In the past I had the exact same files printed in Korea
> with no problems. This is what the new printer tells me:
>> I have received 3 books with covers. Our Pit Stop program shows that
>> there are still missing fonts. Some files are almost OK, and fonts
>> are missing only on one "impressum" page for instance.
> The book-file which is almost ok was done with Indesign by a friend, I
> just had to change the impressum page for the new edition, and this page
> was done with scribus (which seems to have a missing font) and then
> assembled with jPDFTweak.
>> We have consulted this situation with software manufacturer and found
>> out that newest upgrade of our RIP program used for rasterizing
>> images have feature that can help a lot in situation of missing
>> fonts.
> But the fonts shouldn't be missing in the PDF! Does anybody have an idea
> what is going on here?

Not that it necessarily helps, but I think the suggestion from the
information you give is that the problem lies with the printer's
software. If Scribus says they're there, Adobe Reader says they're
there, they're there. Maybe Louis would have some idea of how this could be.


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