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Embedding TTF issue
« on: July 09, 2017, 03:06:42 pm »
I'm having an issue embedding a TTF into a PDF.
I'm looking to have the PDF into X-1a 2001 (suitable for use on sites such as DriveThruRPG).
The font I am using is Kingthings Calligraphica 2 Regular and Light versions https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Kingthings-Calligraphica
I have no problems with the Gadugi TTF, it works just fine...

There are file issues of all sorts, including it creating a 165Mb PDF (despite mostly containing relatively small greyscale JPGs except for a limited colour JPG cover image). Even changing it to export as a 100dpi, instead of 300dpi, still leaves me with a huge file.

So I'm not sure what is going wrong.
Is it doing something stupid like embedding every font I have?
I've tried all of the things I can find about embedding fonts, and they've not worked yet.

This is without the apparent alchemy required to create a Table of Contents.

Using Scribus 1.4.6 on a Win10 machine.

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Re: Embedding TTF issue
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 09:49:49 am »
what are the signs of troubles you get when embedding that font in the pdf?
is the text outlined?

if it's so, generating the pdf with 1.5.3 might be a solution for you.
just keep in mind, that you should not save a file in 1.5.3 if you want to re-open it in 1.4.6.
so, first make a copy of your .sla and open that copy in 1.5.3.
just to be sure you don't do anything wrong.

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Re: Embedding TTF issue
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 12:59:04 pm »
When I open it on my machine with Microsoft Edge, the parts with that font do not display but the gap is there.
When I open it on my machine with Chrome, it shows perfectly.
When I gave it to someone else via a DropBox, it showed the font but garbled the text.

As far as errors go, I get nothing about that. I get warned some text boxes are being covered by others, but I knew that already because I am covering the page numbers in places with images.

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Re: Embedding TTF issue
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 01:45:01 pm »
Here is the file. Tried in 1.5.3. This file spat out a 169Mb file this time.
There is a 300kb file difference less for Subset All rather than Embed All.

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Re: Embedding TTF issue
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 03:28:44 pm »
since i don't have your fonts nor the images, i've replaced them with one random font installed on my computer.

with 1.5.3, i can then produce a pdf with a size of 901 Kb.

so, the issue might be with the quality of the fonts you're using (and scribus being forced to outline them) or by a big image you're including.

hard to say from here...

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