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PDF Generation / Re: Scribus generates corrupt pdf-files?
« Last post by gardeborn on Today at 06:23:53 pm »
Nermander, I was using Scribus pdf-engine, but as a result of your question I tried Adobe's PDF print engine. And voila!, it works!

I still do not understand why Scribus own engine does not work, but when the problem is solved after so much effort, I do not really care.

Thanks you so much for your suggestion!

Janayugom is a Malayalam (a South-Indian language spoken in Kerala) daily newspaper with nearly 100,000 subscribers and 14 bureaus in Kerala, South-India, India. Now Janayugom is using Scribus 1.5.6 for their daily production of the news paper from October 2, 2019. Janayugom uses a modified version of Kubuntu for nearly 100 computers. The complete environment is running of GNU/Linux for past 3 months.

Alphafork technologies
with KH Hussain and PK Ashok Kumar done the migration of the newspaper to a scribus based workflow.

We studied the workflow of Janayugom prepress processes and decided to develop an operating system, also known as GNU/Linux distribution (distro as short), that satisfies all their needs. We chose Kubuntu (a flavor of Ubuntu that comes with KDE Desktop Environment by default instead of GNOME) as the base distro for developing the OS because Ubuntu (a derivative of Debian GNU/Linux, a community project which also maintains the largest repo of Free Software in the world) has better support for a wide variety of hardware in general and offers relatively latest updates (w.r.t 'Debian stable' because it's based on 'Debian testing') without making much compromise in stability. Also, KDE was getting more leaner (with considerable decrease in memory consumption) and faster recently and at the same time makes it easier for users to migrate from Windows due to its similar look and feel.

Under the strong leadership of Rajaji Mathew Thomas (Janayugom Editor) and the management of Janayugom, all staffs got prepared to adapt themselves with the migration of entire software stack they were using for a long time. It has its difficulties to prepare the entire staff for a whole technology stack migration since they have to learn many new things and eventually have to forget what they got used to do for the past two decades. But the confidence and determination of Hussain mash and Ashokan mash helped Rajaji and the management team to go ahead with courage.

Janayugom consists of more than 100 employees and nearly the same number of computers spread across 14 bureaus all over Kerala. For the migration to be seamless it was decided to conduct hands-on training for all the corresponding employees in three batches, each consisting of 5-days training. One day to learn the basic usage of operating system and to get started with understanding the whole software stack and the workflow, one day for graphics related training including GIMP and Inkscape and three days dedicated for Scribus training.

According to what we know, Janayugom publications are the pioneers in the world in successfully implementing 100% Free Software for all the prepress processes in news publishing. We were very glad to help them in fulfilling this historical achievement.

I think this is a greatest success story of usage of Scribus.

You can read the full story at

KDE officially tweeted our success story and the story was trending on Hackernews.

Hope this story inspires more people to migrate to scribus.

Ranjith Siji, founder, Alphafork Technologies.
PDF Generation / Re: Scribus generates corrupt pdf-files?
« Last post by Nermander on Today at 10:45:50 am »
How are you exporting the PDF? Are you using the Scribus choice Export->Save as PDF? (That is using the "scribus  engine.)

Or are you using a PDF printer driver? (Then it is not Scribus that creates the PDF.)

Beginner Talk / Re: Story Editor Default View
« Last post by Nermander on Today at 10:40:19 am »
That is the way the story editor works, it has it's own font setting.
Beginner Talk / Story Editor Default View
« Last post by mesh on December 14, 2019, 06:27:06 pm »

I'm trying to figure out how to work with the story editor (although, based on what I've read so far, it looks like the story editor isn't the best option to use to edit text).

The default view of text in my story editor is a strange font that doesn't reflect what the font of the actual text is.  See screenshot attached.  Any ideas what's wrong?

EDIT: I figured it out.  My display font was different (in the story editor, Settings > Display Font).

i had a closer look at it and, indeed, a CORS error gets triggered.

here is the explanation why that won't work (anymore):

i would simply say that firefox is not (anymore) a good tool for viewing local xml files that reference local xsl stylesheet.
(if you read the linked CVE you will understand that disabling the security mechanism is not a good idea; basically, you should not use any xml reader that has support for javascript...  guess...)
Beginner Talk / Re: I can not find the menu "Edit - Patterns"
« Last post by yichuang驿窗 on December 14, 2019, 01:36:07 pm »
Yes, you are right, I found it.

Thank you~
Beginner Talk / Re: I can not find the menu "Edit - Patterns"
« Last post by utnik on December 14, 2019, 01:13:55 pm »
hi yichuang

'patterns' are included in 'colors and fills'.

Beginner Talk / I can not find the menu "Edit - Patterns"
« Last post by yichuang驿窗 on December 14, 2019, 12:17:19 pm »

I can not fine the menu "Edit - Patterns".
Is it cancelled?

Scribus Version:
SVN Revision: 23095
Build ID: C--T-F-C1.15.10-64bit
Using Ghostscript version 9.26
Debian Stretch 9.11 / gnome
I thought it was like the "help.png";
But it actually looks like "blank.png";

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