[scribus] Printing service problem with Scribus

JLuc jluc at no-log.org
Tue Jan 13 11:54:53 UTC 2015

As for me i regularly have about the same issue,
but that is allways my fault : i forgot to embed all used fonts.
Most of the time, i've done it once, while preparing the output,
but then i add some more text using a new font
and then i forgot to do it *once more* before exporting to PDF
the upgraded version of the document.

My guess is that this is the most common reason
why printers have a bad opinion of scribus.

As for now, so as to avoid this, i use a shell script
that checks whether all used fonts are embeded :
But then i must not forgot to use it allways before each pdf export !
It'd be much better when scribus would include this check in the preflight checker.

So, true, scribus could do better :
Preflight checker could provide an option that would go
"check that all used fonts are either embeded or outlined in the PDF export".


  Le 13/01/2015 11:13, Rolf-Werner Eilert a écrit :
> Hi folks,
> Now for the first time I had a problem with a PDF made by Scribus, and I am not sure if the problem really is mine.
> I had a flyer and a poster to be printed by an online printing service. I have known them for about 2 years now, and up
> to now I had only good results there, no problem at all with relation to Scribus.
> Now on the flyer, there were Umlauts and special letters from other languages defect, French C-cedile, Spanish Nje and
> "f " instead of "...". This happened at many places in the documents, but not everywhere. There is only one font used,
> but different weight and colors, but I can see no coincidence here. The same font weight and color is good on the
> poster, but defect on the flyer. The same font with different color and weight produces defect and normal letters on the
> flyer.
> The first guy I had on the phone yesterday told me this would happen sometimes when converting the document for the
> workflow. Although preview was good, there could still be a problem with the RIP.
> Today, another guy said "oh, Scribus, that's typical, we have much trouble like this with Scribus PDFs. Better try
> another program".
> His other advice was to convert all fonts into paths.
> The documents were the same like last year, only some texts changed and a slightly different layout, some different
> colors. Same preprint setup, PDF version etc. and same version of Scribus on the same machine.
> What do you think about it? Couldn't it simply be an upload problem?
> At least I would like to go sure in future, as I will certainly stay with Scribus. So thanks for any input!
> Regards
> Rolf
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