[scribus] Missing Fonts in PDF

JLuc jluc at no-log.org
Mon Apr 20 16:01:06 UTC 2015

Le 20/04/2015 17:06, Jean-Luc Waber a écrit :
> as so called "subset". Until now we have considered PDF like that as

PDF is very wide a spec and includes lots and lots of variants
and it evolves as new versions are released and as new workflows spread.
Printers tools only understand a subset of all PDF variants.
They usually concentrate on variants Adobe products produce.
Scribus uses other variants.
Hence the issues sometime, on some RIP.

Subsetting a font is : only include the used glyphs.
It makes file smaller.
I sometime subset fonts where i only use one glyph or 2 as webdings or wingdings fonts.

Im no expert but i,ve been printing PDFs for 15 years now.
I regularly have issues with fonts on scribus,
not because scribus cannot do clean PDFs,
but because clean font management is really tricky with professionnal printers
and because scribus neither does it automatically
nor does its UI explains its settings correctly enough for me.

Some improvement requests trace these issues :
You might learn interesting things.
Have a look at the possible hints :
Look in the wiki also.


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