Author Topic: Scribus 1.5.3: Storyeditor doesn't allow insert characters  (Read 711 times)

Andreas S

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Scribus 1.5.3: Storyeditor doesn't allow insert characters
« on: June 05, 2017, 08:23:04 pm »
just been trying out the new Scribus 1.5.3 (64bit Version on Win 10). Trying to insert special characters from the menu has all characters (except page numbers and line breaks) greyed out, so I cannot insert from here Quotes, Ligatures and all other characters provided in the menu.

Nermander

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Re: Scribus 1.5.3: Storyeditor doesn't allow insert characters
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 10:04:55 pm »
I think those only work if they are present in the currently used font.

Andreas S

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Re: Scribus 1.5.3: Storyeditor doesn't allow insert characters
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 03:58:26 pm »
I've tried several fonts which had those special characters in Scribus 1.5.2 available (OTF-Font Adobe Garamond Pro, Truetype-Font Arial. etc.). All behave the same: You cannot insert any single character from the list.

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Re: Scribus 1.5.3: Storyeditor doesn't allow insert characters
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 10:25:28 am »
Same here. Plus unbreakable space and such are unicode codepoints without visual representation; no need for fonts to define space glyphs :)

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Re: Scribus 1.5.3: Storyeditor doesn't allow insert characters
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 05:15:18 pm »
Yes there is, because those spaces are based on the font metrics in the font.

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Re: Scribus 1.5.3: Storyeditor doesn't allow insert characters
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 10:34:17 pm »
Andreas S, thanks for reporting the issue. I just fixed it in code.

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Re: Scribus 1.5.3: Storyeditor doesn't allow insert characters
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2017, 07:21:10 pm »
jghali, it's me who has to thank you for fixing  ;D