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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0016413ScribusPDFpublic2021-01-13 02:35
Reportersuda Assigned Tojghali  
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityalways
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformOSUbuntu; WINOS Version16.04, 20.04; 10
Product Version1.5.6 
Target VersionFixed in Version1.5.7.svn 
Summary0016413: Enable embedding OpenType fonts in PDF/X-4
DescriptionFiles in the PDF/X-4 format generated with scribus 1.5.6.1 seem to be based on PDF v. 1.5. But the export to PDF/X-4 should be based on PDF v. 1.6 (please see https://www.pdfa.org/pdfx-in-a-nutshell/ ) rather than PDF v. 1.5. In the current exporter no embedding of OTF-Fonts is possible with PDF/X-4.
Tagsfont embedding, pdf export, pdf/X-4, Scribus 1.5.6.1
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jghali

2021-01-07 14:09

administrator   ~0048646

Last edited: 2021-01-07 14:10

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>> But the export to PDF/X-4 should be based on PDF v. 1.6

There is a fundamental misunderstanding about what "based on" means, especially in case of PDF/X which is a subset of PDF specifications. The way we export PDF/X-4 uses PDF 1.5 functionalities, so there is no need to mark our exported PDF as PDF 1.6. And this is perfectly fine: Enfocus Pitstop and Adobe Acrobat both validate our PDF/X-4 export.

As for OpenType fonts, they are subsetted in our PDF/X-4 export and this is perfectly fine too.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-01-07 13:10 suda New Issue
2021-01-07 13:10 suda Tag Attached: font embedding
2021-01-07 13:10 suda Tag Attached: pdf export
2021-01-07 13:10 suda Tag Attached: pdf/X-4
2021-01-07 13:10 suda Tag Attached: Scribus 1.5.6.1
2021-01-07 14:04 jghali Project Contributor Builds => Scribus
2021-01-07 14:04 jghali Category General => PDF
2021-01-07 14:05 jghali Product Version => 1.5.6
2021-01-07 14:09 jghali Note Added: 0048646
2021-01-07 14:10 jghali Severity block => minor
2021-01-07 14:10 jghali Note Edited: 0048646 View Revisions
2021-01-07 14:11 jghali Severity minor => feature
2021-01-07 14:11 jghali Summary Export to PDF/X-4 should be based on PDF v. 1.6 rather than PDF v. 1.5 => Enable embedding of OpenType fotns in PDF/X-4
2021-01-07 14:11 jghali Summary Enable embedding of OpenType fotns in PDF/X-4 => Enable embedding of OpenType fonts in PDF/X-4
2021-01-07 14:11 jghali Summary Enable embedding of OpenType fonts in PDF/X-4 => Enable embedding OpenType fonts in PDF/X-4
2021-01-07 14:13 jghali Priority high => normal
2021-01-13 02:35 jghali Assigned To => jghali
2021-01-13 02:35 jghali Status new => resolved
2021-01-13 02:35 jghali Resolution open => fixed
2021-01-13 02:35 jghali Fixed in Version => 1.5.7.svn