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Text and Typography / Best fonts for kerning
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 18, 2018, 05:38:51 am »
I understand Scribus' automatic kerning is dependent on properties built into the font. I've been trying different fonts so see if one is superior for producing my nonfiction book. I started with Georgia, then tried EB Garamond, HK Serif, and Crimson. Differences were slight. Anyone know of better fonts for this purpose?
i am using scribus 1.5.3 and i was wondering what the transparency tab is for especially the gradient and pattern options. i have played around with the gradient but i could not figure out what the function of it is. is it the same as the gradient option in colors?? please reply to this topic you answer will be apreciated :D
Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 18, 2018, 04:56:23 am »
I took 1.4.6 off and downloaded it again. No change in behavior — I still cannot work directly on the text in a text box.
Text and Typography / Re: Thumbnail, Picture etc for the Headings.
« Last post by utnik on April 17, 2018, 04:24:31 pm »
you can't 'weld' things in the scrapbook, but if you add a collection of items, the whole collection will be stored (and re-inserted) as a single scrapbook item…

Text and Typography / Re: Thumbnail, Picture etc for the Headings.
« Last post by Googly Googly on April 17, 2018, 03:06:29 pm »
You reply is too short to make out any real time solution from it by me. Found out where the scrapbook is located. Opened. Added thumbnails, textbox to it. Inserted a thumbnail and the textbox in the document and tried to weld them to keep them together. Yes, you did not tell this welding business but I tried to play around to get feel of the scrapbook. However, please elaborate. Thanks in advance.
I do understand what you mean. However, I don't get paid a single pie for my work lifelong. I have chosen such a path not to earn a single pie. The organization for which I work is in the field of helping the downtrodden and neglected masses. Neither technically nor monetarily can I help the Scribus project. Sorry for that.
Yes, as you said, some programmers may some day come up with some solutions. Till then, we are neglected. People like us who don't have money hugely depend on hard work done by open source software community. I am very much thankful for whatever you guys have done and are doing. Hoping to get things as expected some day in future. I don't pay, hence, can't press any demand.
Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 16, 2018, 03:01:01 pm »
I'm still unable to work directly in a 1.4.6 text box. I turned on the function keys but F3 still opens the File Properties box as does double clicking on text. Other f keys open properties and the Story Editor but others have nothing else to do with Scribus. F3 plus fn takes it to desktop view. I'll take off 1.4.6 and download anew and see if that makes a difference.
My PC is still stuck in black screen but I tried the test of changing the font from Georgia to HK Serif in a the problem odt and the styles in Scribus. Now there is no problem with putting that subtitle in. I'll be interested in seeing if Datanumen will be able to repair the document after this change.
You would be shocked to know that Scribus is Open Source Software and accepts contributions!

You would even be more shocked to know that the current "basic" support for the Indic languages came from a team attached to an arabic university.

And you would never believe that a few years a guy from the south of India (working for a local association) managed to hack a version of Scribus that already supported Indic languages. The quality of his work was not good enough to be accepted in the main Scribus, but his code was working and (as far as I know) has been used for a local magazine.

As far as I can tell, the current situation is as follows:

- Nobody in the Scribus team (and generally in the Scribus community) can speak "non Latin" languages.
- Working on the CTL support *is* hard work.
- India is a huge country with lot of skilled computer programmers.
- India is a huge country with a lot languages that are not supported by a sane combination of modern fonts and modern DTP software.

You might or not be in a position that could help Scribus progress. But I hope that somebody in such a position reads this and helps Scribus improve and fulfill your wishes.
Text and Typography / Re: Cannot change font size
« Last post by RodneyLee on April 16, 2018, 02:33:07 pm »
Oopsi!,wondered wht my F3 never worked :),  I'll have to try that single click edit box, never noticed that one
You have rightly pointed out the difficulty. Its not just with latin and complex but two or more complex text in one para. This is a everyday issue with us and due to that we are not using Scribus. We are hoping to get the solution some day in the newer versions. I felt, keeping mum and waiting for next version to solve the problem automatically without even raising the issue, better ask the question outright. I am in academics and many people, students around need the solution. We do not use Scribus due to all such issues. You will be shocked to know that the major publishing houses in India are still running Pagemaker and Windows XP though pagemaker has stopped more than a dacade ago. There is a huge demand for all these solution. The people who design the books they hardly know that such forums can really help. Its mostly because they don't know English well to communicate.
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