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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004422ScribusPDFpublic2016-12-29 22:53
Reporterhhielscher Assigned Tochristoph_s  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Platformx86OSMandriva LinuxOS VersionCooker
Product Version1.3.3.4 
Target Version1.6 milestone 
Summary0004422: LinuxLibertine Bold Underline not correctly subsetted
DescriptionSee attached document.
There are 6 lines:
1. LinuxLibertine Bold
2. LinuxLibertine Bold Underline
3. LinuxLibertine Bold
4. LinuxLibertine Regular
4. LinuxLibertine Underlined
4. LinuxLibertine Regular

With the option "subset all fonts" "LinuxLibertine Bold Unterline" looks like "LinuxLibertine Underlined" in the exported PDF.
The PDF with embedded fonts looks ok to me.
Additional InformationI used LinuxLibertine 2.2.0 TTF fonts.
TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0012985 assignedavox Improve font-checking script: discards potentially dangerous fonts during launch 
related to 0014523 closedjghali LinuxLibertin G font family distance between characters does not change 


2006-10-17 19:34


linbibertine.sla (47,048 bytes)

2006-10-17 19:36


linbibertine_embed_all.pdf (1,056,375 bytes)

2006-10-17 19:37



2006-10-18 15:35

administrator   ~0013021

Don't use that underlined fonts.

a) Scribus assumes that spaces are spaces and sometimes does not render them; as you can see if you compare both versions.
b) Scribus positions chars in a way which might disconnect the underline bars.
c) The Bold Underline font doesn't have a consistent x-height in the PDF with embedded fonts. They probably have bad hinting.
d) if the bold version relies on hinting to be bold (just a guess), Scribus cannot replicate that effect when subsetting.


2006-10-18 19:41

reporter   ~0013022

According to the README there is no hinting:
"-Hinting is still unfinished (on the other hand, Hinting isn't always the best way for rendering on screen (especially on Linux-systems). There's an extra variant for Windows-users who want to have a hinted variant)."

Any sane way to check the fonts? What about a wiki page about checking and testing fonts?


2008-02-06 16:25

administrator   ~0018877

I will write an extra chapter for the new manual.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-10-17 19:34 hhielscher New Issue
2006-10-17 19:34 hhielscher File Added: linbibertine.sla
2006-10-17 19:36 hhielscher File Added: linbibertine_embed_all.pdf
2006-10-17 19:37 hhielscher File Added: linbibertine_subset_all.pdf
2006-10-18 15:35 avox Note Added: 0013021
2006-10-18 19:41 hhielscher Note Added: 0013022
2008-02-06 16:25 christoph_s Note Added: 0018877
2008-02-06 16:25 christoph_s Status new => assigned
2008-02-06 16:25 christoph_s Assigned To => christoph_s
2014-08-19 01:21 Kunda Target Version => 1.6 milestone
2015-04-13 02:31 Kunda Relationship added related to 0012985
2016-12-29 22:53 Kunda Relationship added related to 0014523