[scribus] Embedding fonts in a PDF file

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Feb 16 01:07:10 UTC 2016

On 02/15/2016 12:24 PM, Michael Holmes wrote:
> I've just joined the Scribus list, although I've been using Scribus for
> several months now.  It's a great package!  I have one suggestion for
> improving the package:  I think that there should be a Preferences
> setting to automatically embed fonts when doing a PDF export.  As it is
> now in 1.4.6, you have to remember to specify this every time you do an
> export.  It seems like an obvious candidate for a Preferences setting,
> under the PDF Export category in Preferences.
> I only use Scribus about once a month or so, and it's easy to forget
> this step.  The resulting PDF will look fine on my machine, since I have
> all the fonts that I used, but the fonts will get changed when viewed on
> a different machine that doesn't have them.

I think the default behavior is to try to embed or subset fonts, but
some fonts cannot be embedded. We also see instances
where a font must be outlined.

Aside from this, one of the skills of making PDFs is not to just blindly
create them without looking at these issues.


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