Scribus Forums

Scribus => Text and Typography => Topic started by: lcbarker on May 25, 2016, 03:01:03 pm

Title: Using Hebrew RTL Letters
Post by: lcbarker on May 25, 2016, 03:01:03 pm
I will be typesetting a book which will include some Hebrew words.  I know there has been a lot of work happening on the use of complex script, which I appreciate.  Is it now possible to use this in 1.5.2?  If so, what steps do I need to take to implement the use of RTL Hebrew language? 

I've looked at this page in the wiki - https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Complex_Script_Functionality#UTF8_Hebrew_Text - which suggests that I can use Hebrew text through the use of
Code: [Select]
<div dir="RTL"><span lang="he" xml:lang="he">, but I don't have any idea where to place that code.

Thanks for your help and all the work being done on Scribus development.

Les
Title: Re: Using Hebrew RTL Letters
Post by: a.l.e on May 25, 2016, 03:22:02 pm
hi les

you need to get the experimental ctl branch.

the source code is being developed here:

https://github.com/HOST-Oman/scribus/tree/ctl

at the same place (if you have a github account) you can also write issues (if you find any)

if you're on mac you can download one of the daily builds the team is putting on sourceforge:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-svn/CTL/

the result will hopefully be released as 1.5.3... so the short answer was: no, it's not in 1.5.2...
Title: Re: Using Hebrew RTL Letters
Post by: lcbarker on May 25, 2016, 09:21:50 pm
Thanks for the information.  I use windows.  I followed the link but could not understand anything.  I use Scribus, but coding and compiling is way, way beyond me.  I appreciate all that you folks do to create this software.    I'll have to wait for 1.5.3 to arrive, which, of course, I hope is not too far away. :)

Les