View Issue Details

IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0011013ScribusPDFpublic2015-10-03 20:18
Reporterale Assigned Tojghali  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Fixed in Version1.5.1svn 
Summary0011013: When exporting to PDF the default should be to embed the fonts
Descriptioncurrently, when first producing a PDF, Scribus tries to embed all fonts and if it fails to outline them.

if a font is first used after the first export to PDF the default is not to embed nor outline it.

i think that Scribus should work the other way round and keep in the settings which fonts are not embedded (or outlined) and try to embed each font which the user has not explicitly asked to outline or ignore.

that way newly used fonts would automatically be embedded and it would not be more complicated to keep track of the fonts.
TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0003825 assignedavox Scribus embeds formerly used fonts 
related to 0004071 assignedavox Allow embedding fonts on a per page basis 
related to 0012920 closedjghali Scribus should ensure fonts are either embeded or outlined 



2014-02-02 05:46

reporter   ~0031250

Last edited: 2014-02-02 07:28

I agree completely, at least that either embedding or outlining should be the default - it is very difficult to keep track of which fonts are embedded or not if you're dealing with many weights.

However, why should embedding be the default? Desktop publishing definitely isn't my area of expertise, but I'm inclined to lean to outlining being preferable due to the technical limitation with embedding OTF fonts, or perhaps embed by default and outline as fallback.


2014-05-21 17:19

developer   ~0031898

Related with :

- 0003825: "Scribus embeds formerly used fonts" even if these are not used anymore
- 0010770: "the preflight verifier should warn if there are fonts that are neither included nor outlined"


2014-05-21 19:04

manager   ~0031900

if i'm not mistaking, currently, scribus has some ways to decide if it prefers to embed or outline fonts (among those that can be embedded...)

it would be better if scribus would always embed fonts that are embeddable, throwing a warning if it would suggest to outline them.

marking the fonts as "to be embedded" in the preferences (or not to be outlined) would then remove the warning.

or not?


2015-05-24 17:09

administrator   ~0035216

In 1.5.1.svn the font options in PDF export dialog have been modified. The default is now to embed or subset all fonts and the "do not embed" option has to be explicitly choosen for fonts to not be embedded.


2015-05-24 17:52

updater   ~0035217

Changed to 'PDF' Category

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-08-07 12:04 ale New Issue
2014-02-02 05:46 perosredo Note Added: 0031250
2014-02-02 05:47 perosredo Note Edited: 0031250
2014-02-02 07:26 perosredo Note Edited: 0031250
2014-02-02 07:27 perosredo Note Edited: 0031250
2014-02-02 07:28 perosredo Note Edited: 0031250
2014-05-21 17:19 JLuc Note Added: 0031898
2014-05-21 19:04 ale Note Added: 0031900
2015-02-16 12:49 JLuc Relationship added related to 0012920
2015-05-24 17:09 jghali Note Added: 0035216
2015-05-24 17:09 jghali Status new => resolved
2015-05-24 17:09 jghali Fixed in Version => 1.5.1svn
2015-05-24 17:09 jghali Resolution open => fixed
2015-05-24 17:09 jghali Assigned To => jghali
2015-05-24 17:51 Kunda Relationship added related to 0003825
2015-05-24 17:52 Kunda Patch => No
2015-05-24 17:52 Kunda Note Added: 0035217
2015-05-24 17:52 Kunda Category General => PDF
2015-05-24 21:05 Kunda Relationship added related to 0004071
2015-10-03 20:18 cbradney Status resolved => closed