Author Topic: Bangla font Italic and Bold is not working  (Read 85 times)

muhammodmasum

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Bangla font Italic and Bold is not working
« on: November 08, 2017, 01:37:26 am »
Bangla unicode font is working but problem is - Italic and Bold function is not coming on drop-down menu of Text Properties, when I try to use any Bangla Unicode font.

And also ANSI font is not support at all.

I'm trying all these font-
https://www.omicronlab.com/bangla-fonts.html
 but the result is the same.

I use these font with LibreOffice and Gimp there is no problem but I'm facing only with Scribus, please help me to sovle.

utnik

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Re: Bangla font Italic and Bold is not working
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 05:57:52 am »
hi muhammodmasum

Bangla unicode font is working but problem is - Italic and Bold function is not coming on drop-down menu of Text Properties.

'bangla'
comes without bold and italic cuts – and scribus doesn't produce fake italics or fake font weights.

utnik

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Re: Bangla font Italic and Bold is not working
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 11:44:12 am »
Just to add a little to what utnik said, Scribus will only let you use font variants - bold, italic, etc. - that you have installed. If you don't have, for example, a Bangla Bold font installed then you won't be able to use one.

Other software, such as LibreOffice and GIMP, create bold and italic variants "on the fly" - if those variants are not installed - by messing around with the glyphs in the normal font.

For example, to create an italic variant they skew the glyphs in the normal font so they lean over. (It's probably more complicated than that but that's good enough for this explanation.) For most purposes - letters and artwork - this is okay but, as Scribus is more concerned with typography, the developers decided to not do this. If you look at a font that has a properly designed italic variant you will see that the glyphs are not merely skewed but they are designed differently.

See the two attached images. The first is the Elevation font "italicized" by LibreOffice. Note how the letters are simply skewed. The second is Times New Roman. Note the big differences in the "f" and "n", then see how the other letters are also quite different.

The upshot of all this is: If you need to use bold and/or italic characters you need to use a typeface that has bold/italic variants.

 

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