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0005873ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2016-12-08 21:02
Reporteravox Assigned Toavox  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
PlatformMacOSOSXOS Version10.4
Product Version1.3.5svn 
Summary0005873: Text gets truncated when using Type1 (PS) fonts
DescriptionWhen using Type 1 fonts, only 2-3 lines are displayed on canvas, the rest overflows. Changing the font back to an TTF or OTF font makes the text visible again. Text is also complete in the Story Editor.
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related to 0005209 assignedavox PS fonts not displayed correctly 
related to 0005783 closedjghali Text is (arbitrarily?) cut in text frame 
related to 0005643 acknowledged Activation of freshly installed fonts without app restart 
related to 0003861 closedjghali Scribus + Adobe Type Manager 



2007-07-09 10:45

reporter   ~0016753

Last edited: 2007-08-10 16:11

Hi. I am not a techie but the same problem happened to me and was solved but specifying a path for the font in file:preferences (with all documents closed). I believe the PS font also needs to be installed properly:

How To Install PostScript Type 1 Fonts in Windows 2000 or Windows XP
From Jacci Howard Bear,
Your Guide to Desktop Publishing.
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Windows 2000 and XP have built-in support for PostScript Type 1 fonts so the use of Adobe Type Manager (ATM) is not required. The procedure to install PostScript fonts is simple, but make a note of the tips, below.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: NA
Here's How:

   1. Click Start | Settings | Control Panel.

   2. Double-click on the Fonts folder.

   3. Choose File | Install New Font.

   4. In the Folders menu, navigate to the folder containing the fonts that you wish to install. A list of available fonts will appear in the List of Fonts window.

   5. Click on the font you wish to install or use the "Select All" button to install all fonts in the List of Fonts.

   6. Click on OK.


   1. If you are installing fonts from a CD be sure the 'Add without copying files' box is NOT checked; unless the fonts are on a located somewhere (such as a network) which you will have access to at all times.

   2. Windows Type 1 fonts have two files: PFB (printer font binary has outlines that control how the font looks) and PFM (printer font metrics has information about font spacing). Be sure you have both font files.

   3. If you currently have or previously had Adobe Type Manager Deluxe 4.0, 4.1, or 4.1.1 installed you may need the Adobe Deluxe Updater in order to properly use your Type 1 fonts under Windows 2000/XP. Get it from Adobe.

(from jaccie something on the web)... a common mistake is to install them through copy paste into c: fonts

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2007-06-13 14:43 avox New Issue
2007-06-13 14:43 avox Status new => assigned
2007-06-13 14:43 avox Assigned To => avox
2007-07-09 10:45 cedricsagne Note Added: 0016753
2007-08-10 16:11 jghali Note Edited: 0016753
2007-10-09 19:52 jghali Relationship added related to 0005209
2008-05-18 14:28 jghali Relationship added related to 0005783
2015-09-17 20:08 Kunda Category Story Editor / Text Frames => Story Ed/Txt Frames
2015-09-17 20:12 Kunda Category Story Ed/Txt Frames => Story Editor / Text Frames
2016-12-07 12:31 Kunda Relationship added related to 0005643
2016-12-08 21:02 Kunda Relationship added related to 0003861