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Text error in PDF generation



I'm currently designing a newsletter for work. In Scribus everything looks perfect but when I export into PDF so I can send the project to the printers, something strange happens; certain letters like 'L' or 'd' or 'b' are suddenly now bold, or semi-bold. I thought maybe it was a display error and ran a copy on our printer here, but the error is still there on the printed copy.

I've attached a copy of the PDF output so you can see what I'm talking about. I have tried modifying any export settings that I believe could be responsible for the error, but it continues to occur.

Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated, this is driving me mental.

The usual cause to problems like this is "bad hinting".

In some cases the hinting information may be lost when a text for example is converted to outlines.

This error still occurs when I do not convert to outlines.

this was a recurrent issue with some fonts.

but i've not heard about it for  while...

can you try with a different font?

Converting to outlines was an example of when this can occur, it can happen in other circumstances.

So what a.l.e says is a good suggestion: Try another font and see what happens. It may be a problem with the font you are using.


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