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Google Summer of Code 2009

Scribus Team

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The Scribus Team consists of a small, but dedicated core group of developers along with a large and steadily growing circle of individual contributors located on every continent who cooperate to develop Scribus – an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2, and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout. Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, color separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. In the Linux/UNIX and OS/2 worlds, Scribus is the only professional-grade Open Source Desktop Publishing Software, and on Win32 and Mac OS X, Scribus is used by an ever increasing number of professional, as well as demanding amateur users.


  • Improving PDF Export in Scribus PDF is no question the de facto standard for outputting electronic documents. making Scribus's PDF output more flexible in term of users' requirements is highly desirable. This project aims to address a few important improvements that could be applied to Scribus's PDF exporting features. The main focus will be supporting PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-4 export and improving the embedding PDFs feature of Scribus. As the project goes, it could extend, where appropriate, to cover the font subsetting features.