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Text and Typography / Re: Re-create font cache?
« Last post by Nermander on May 26, 2017, 08:21:24 pm »
My guess is that Scribus (or rather the font libraries it uses) does not correctly handle if an already installed font is edited, and I can fully understand why (because that is a situation that does not happen in normal computers). Maybe the edited font is considered "damaged" and ignored because of that?

My suggestion would be to either install the edited font with an alternative name, or maybe install the old font and reinstall the edited version.
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Text and Typography / Re: Re-create font cache?
« Last post by GarryP on May 26, 2017, 12:26:15 pm »
Hmm... Not sure what's going on there.

Is there any chance you can share your checkfonts.xml file? We would also need to know which font you're having trouble with.

Also, open Scribus and close all documents, then go to "Preferences / Fonts / Additional Paths" and see what's there.

And check that the folder your document is in has no font files as they could be "interfering" with things.

EDIT: You could try renaming both checkfonts.xml and scribus140.rc and see what happens. Just make sure you only rename them in case something goes wrong so you can rename them back.
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PDF Generation / Error in checkbox values
« Last post by jagcf on May 26, 2017, 11:54:47 am »
Hello,

I'm working with Scribus 1.5.2 pdf generation. When using checkbox fields, I find that the unchecked value is set to "Off", buy checked value is set to the own fieldname, instead of "Yes".

As a consequence, some of the pdf renders work unprpperly (shows "5" value instead of a cross symbol) and is not posible set a "Yes" value prpgramatically.

It worked properly in previous Scribus versions (1.4 and above).

Need to fix in the product? Any workarround to mange with it?

Many thanks in advance.
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: pantone.py imports in RGB
« Last post by rrkradio on May 26, 2017, 10:29:47 am »
Hi mnawij,
thanks for the reply.

I sorted out in a "dirty way" importing the .acb pantone swatches from AI to scribus on Mac OS. After i copied on my linux the .xml palette generated by scribus.

I confirm that scribus hold spot colors definitions.

Have a great day,
roby

Sorry for the late post, I have been finishing finals, projects, papers, etc...  In inDesign and Illustrator, I define spot colors with CMYK values and those values hold when converting said values to CMYK.  I do this quite a bit actually with customer logos and templates that require specific spot and CMYK values within their "branding" guidelines for different printing processes.  Scribus I believe should hold custom CMYK values in spot colors and use those values when converting spot to CMYK.  Just my two cents. Not sure of the programming difficulty level though.

Regards,

mnawij
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: pantone.py imports in RGB
« Last post by mnawij on May 26, 2017, 05:53:22 am »
Sorry for the late post, I have been finishing finals, projects, papers, etc...  In inDesign and Illustrator, I define spot colors with CMYK values and those values hold when converting said values to CMYK.  I do this quite a bit actually with customer logos and templates that require specific spot and CMYK values within their "branding" guidelines for different printing processes.  Scribus I believe should hold custom CMYK values in spot colors and use those values when converting spot to CMYK.  Just my two cents. Not sure of the programming difficulty level though.

Regards,

mnawij
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Hello Leonard.

I have been having the very same issue on Scribus 1.5.2 since I started re-using it in March.

When loading a previous project from last year (produced with Scribus 1.4.6 I believe), I keep having a textbox during startup requesting me to substitute Arial Italic (supposedly absent from my system) with another font.

On the list of fonts available for replacement (screenshot_002) you can see that Arial Italic is part of the list, but seems to not be recognized as a TrueType or OpenType font by Scribus, and therefore not available for display.

Unfortunately I haven't found a workaround, but I wanted to describe this problem too so it can be solved in the 1.6 version to come.
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Text and Typography / Re: Re-create font cache?
« Last post by southwindows on May 25, 2017, 06:07:46 pm »
Thank you GarryP.  Unfortunately, this doesn't solve the problem.

I looked at checkfonts150.xml and found twelve versions of my font.  The first one (the oldest) is what is displayed in Preferences/Fonts.

I renamed checkfonts150.xml to checkfonts150.old and restarted Scribus.  It recreated the font list and all the old versions were still there in the new checkfonts150.xml!

So I took the plunge and carefully edited the XML file, restarted Windows (just in case the font list was still in memory somehow, not that I would expect this).  Guess what?  All the old fonts showed up again!   

I doublechecked Windows and the the Fonts directory has only the most recent version, unless Windows itself is somehow hiding old ones somewhere.  That's a problem I've never encountered in years of fond development, though.

There must be some other location where this is being stored.  Any ideas?
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Text and Typography / Re: Re-create font cache?
« Last post by GarryP on May 25, 2017, 10:53:56 am »
From what I remember, the prefs140.xml file has nothing to do with fonts (in this context anyway).
To get Scribus to rebuild its list of fonts you need to rename/delete the checkfonts.xml file instead.

NOTE: Uninstalling Scribus doesn't remove the C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Scribus folder so a re-install will just re-use whatever is there and nothing will have changed.

NOTE: Scribus doesn't check for fonts that no longer exist (as far as I know). If you remove a font from the system, Scribus still thinks it's there until you manually delete the relevant line from checkfonts.xml (not recommended) or rename/delete the file and get Scribus to re-build the list from scratch.
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Text and Typography / Re: Re-create font cache?
« Last post by southwindows on May 25, 2017, 01:19:09 am »
Update: just deleted preferences.  Scribus complained (as expected) that it couldn't load preferences and loaded the defaults.  The old font file is still shown in Preferences/Fonts. 
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Text and Typography / Re: Re-create font cache?
« Last post by southwindows on May 25, 2017, 12:17:43 am »
Thank you very much for these suggestions.  Early this morning, before I read your post, I uninstalled Scribus, restarted Windows, then reinstalled.  Obviously uninstalling Scribus did not wipe out the font cache, since the new version did not take any time to search for fonts as it did when originally installed.  And, indeed, the old version of the font is still shown in Preferences/Fonts.

The weird thing is that when I update a font, the initial screen says "New font found" and it takes a moment to process, but the new font is not placed into Scribus' own font list.  My fonts are all in the normal Windows/Fonts folder, and Scribus in fact uses that path to point to an outdated font that doesn't exist any longer in Windows/Fonts!

You are correct about the location of the preferences file.  I took a quick look and that file does not have the font list nor any link (that I saw) to one.  I'll try deleting it and see what happens.  If that doesn't work I'll uninstall Scribus and then manually wipe all Scribus directories rather than relying on Windows' uninstall feature.  There is a Scribus directory in Programs(x86) -- this is a Win 7 machine -- but I see nothing there that looks like a font cache.
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