Author Topic: New Feature Needed for Floating Accents  (Read 1765 times)

bobsteamer

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New Feature Needed for Floating Accents
« on: January 10, 2014, 04:57:38 pm »
I would like to use Scribus with fonts that contain floating accents.

I have found that the "A|V" function will move the Glyph correctly horizontally.

Unfortunately I haven't found a similar command to move a Glyph vertically.

This feature will be essential for high quality Arabic.

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Re: New Feature Needed for Floating Accents
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014, 07:28:16 am »
bobsteamer,

The box directly to the left of A/V (manual tracking) is baseline shift.  This should move the glyph vertical, I usually start at 25%+...  You need to select/highlight the glyph(s)/letter(s) that you would like to move first.  I have tried it with letters/glyphs/special characters in the Arial font, hope this helps and is what you were looking for?

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Re: New Feature Needed for Floating Accents
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 02:16:39 pm »
 mnawij,

On my version (Windows 1.4.3) this box is the Shadow feature and only moves the shadow - the main glyph doesn't move :(

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Re: New Feature Needed for Floating Accents
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 10:32:01 am »
Eventually found it - many thanks  :)