[scribus] Missing Fonts in PDF
jlwaber at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 15:06:21 UTC 2015
I received a new message from the printer:
> Your fonts are embedded in PDF not as full font information but only
> as so called "subset". Until now we have considered PDF like that as
> not perfect for printing.
They updated their printer software and it seems that they can work with
it now. But I still wonder what the difference is. Is Scribus producing
a PDF with less information (subset) than ID or other DTP software (full
Or is this just one printer's opinion?
Or is this a result of using TT-fonts, versus other fonts (OTF,
Thanks for your help.
> Le 07/04/2015 19:50, Jean-Luc Waber a écrit :
>> 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?
>> Thanks for your help! Jean-Luc
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