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Text and Typography / Re: Special characters not showing up in Scribus
« Last post by AdmFubar on September 07, 2022, 11:32:12 pm »
You dont have a font that has that symbol in it. Check around there should be a suitable font somewhere on the net for you to use.try looking here for starters;https://fontlibrary.org/
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General Discussion / Re: Problem with pasting spreadsheet with special characters
« Last post by AdmFubar on September 07, 2022, 11:28:58 pm »
You need to use a font that supports those characters. What is the font that libreOffice uses? you will need to use that font in your Scribus document.
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Text and Typography / Special characters not showing up in Scribus
« Last post by legoaddict1949 on September 07, 2022, 09:43:24 pm »
Unicode symbol 266D (♭) will not appear in Scribus, whatever the font. Besides, I've made sure already that the symbol I want is contained in the font I am using, here Times New Roman (Regular). The symbol does appear in the Story Editor (Ctrl+T), though. In the actual document, however, it is replaced with a weirdly positioned empty square, as can be seen on the screenshot below. As already mentioned, the problem persists with whatever the font. It also persists regardless of whether the text is placed within a text frame or within a table cell, as is the case in my screenshot.



In case it matters, here's a bit of information on what I'm trying to achieve: I'm trying to make a flashcard set, and will probably be redoing this in the future, so I want to find a way to not have to bother dragging the image of a flat, sharp or natural sign every time I want it to appear on a flashcard.

I'm using Scribus version 1.5.6.1, which was installed using the APT package manager on Debian GNU/Linux 11 (Bullseye), amd64.

P.S. In case you Google it and find an identical question on Super User, yes, that was me too. The reason I'm asking here also is that I need those flashcards as soon as I can. Wherever I get an answer first, I will link to that answer in whatever forum and credit the author.
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General Discussion / Problem with pasting spreadsheet with special characters
« Last post by oldvic on September 07, 2022, 09:02:19 pm »
Hi. I'm pretty new to Scribus and really liking it. However there's one problem that hopefully someone can help me with. I'm trying to copy several spreadsheets (.ods files) into my Scribus document. They copy and paste just fine apart from one issue. All the spreadsheets contain the £ (GBP) symbol. In the Scribus document, these don't show as the GBP symbol, but rather as a capital A with a caret over the top. Similarly, the copyright symbol also shows as a capital A with a caret. But the $ (dollar) symbol pastes correctly.

As a test, I created a simple text document with all the special symbols from my keyboard and copied and pasted it into a Scribus text frame. That worked fine -- all the special symbols showed correctly. So the problem only arises with copy and paste of an .ods spreadsheet.

I've searched for some sort of encoding option or anything else that might make the GBP symbol paste correctly. But no luck. So any advice that anyone might be able to offer would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Features / Re: Screen readable results - even with tables
« Last post by Flaxx on September 07, 2022, 06:40:24 pm »
Will this table information be static or have live updates?A script for importing csv data could be implemented, which might be outside your abilities. But not to difficult to implement. How soon is your deadline for completion?.
Details on the amount of information you are looking to fill a table, number of columns and rows?, how many characters per cell? as page size will limit how much information can be displayed on a page.I'm sure there are points that are missing, but it is what i can think of off the top of my head. You know the data amounts better then us. Post a few more details about its characteristics.
Okay, having now a bit more time, I'll try to explain a bit my desire:
  • Screen readable in this context means a device interpreting screen contents for people with reduced sight (or blind), thus no pictures
  • You're right, writing a script myself in order to import a CSV in Scribus is beyond my momentary ability
  • The table (at the moment) has 4 columns (3 columns 4.75 cm each, 1 having 2.25 cm
  • one header line plus 31 table rows containing about 56 lines of text (max. 2 lines per cell), visible grid
  • Font type: 10p "Liberation Serif"
  • Two columns are left, one is right aligned and one is centred (if this could be done after importing a CSV - fine!)
  • The vertical alignment is centred

Of course we could construct such a table cell by cell, but this would be a real pain in the back. I would like this this to be done as easy as possible. Most of our members are beginners who joined the club in order to learn how to deal with all kind of PC and mobile devices and there is only a minority having the ability (and the will) to help. It is hard enough convincing people being used to office applications to even try DTP-methods in order to produce printed media.Tying this for people in their best retirement age...  :o
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Features / Re: Screen readable results - even with tables
« Last post by Flaxx on September 07, 2022, 12:45:54 pm »
Will this table information be static or have live updates?A script for importing csv data could be implemented, which might be outside your abilities. But not to difficult to implement. How soon is your deadline for completion?.
Details on the amount of information you are looking to fill a table, number of columns and rows?, how many characters per cell? as page size will limit how much information can be displayed on a page.I'm sure there are points that are missing, but it is what i can think of off the top of my head. You know the data amounts better then us. Post a few more details about its characteristics.

The need of updates could be each month, but rather three or four times a year.
Regarding the deadline: The average age of our members is well in the seventies. Those who are formatting our newspaper are all over 80! They are are still keen doing their "job" as long as possible. However my plans are jumping in with members who are a bit younger and so we are learning Scribus as backup that could be necessary anytime - tomorrow or in a couple of years (we don't know).

I could even produce a patchwork from different sources (the table direct from LibreOffice), but I would prefer a solid solution done via scribus.
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Features / Re: Screen readable results - even with tables
« Last post by Flaxx on September 07, 2022, 11:52:02 am »
did you try .PNG or .SVG as suggested, if so did it work at all?

My recommendation, as stated above, would be to create tables in something like LibreOffice Calc and export them - as PNG/SVG/etc. - for import into Scribus. There are way more formatting options.

Yes, it worked - until I discussed our newspaper with a blind member of our club. It is obvious that their helper-devices can't decipher any kind of pictures.
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Features / Re: Screen readable results - even with tables
« Last post by AdmFubar on September 06, 2022, 10:01:14 pm »
Dug around the scripter documentation in scribus. this might be a solution for you. this was in the 1.5.6 version of scribus. check the docs if you are using a different version
 [/size]Importing Tables from Calc
Since Scribus’s table implementation is rather simple, it may be more convenient to create a table in a dedicated spreadsheet application like OpenOffice.org Calc. Here’s a step-by-step instruction for successful table import from Calc:
1. Create your table in either OpenOffice.org Calc:
2. Copy the table items you need in Scribus (i.e., not the whole spreadheet) to the clipboard, create a new OpenOffice.org Draw document, and use Edit > Paste Special > GDI Metafile to insert the table as a vector file into Draw:
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Features / Re: Screen readable results - even with tables
« Last post by AdmFubar on September 06, 2022, 07:29:21 pm »
Will this table information be static or have live updates?A script for importing csv data could be implemented, which might be outside your abilities. But not to difficult to implement. How soon is your deadline for completion?.
Details on the amount of information you are looking to fill a table, number of columns and rows?, how many characters per cell? as page size will limit how much information can be displayed on a page.I'm sure there are points that are missing, but it is what i can think of off the top of my head. You know the data amounts better then us. Post a few more details about its characteristics.
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Features / Re: Screen readable results - even with tables
« Last post by RodneyLee on September 06, 2022, 02:59:34 pm »
did you try .PNG or .SVG as suggested, if so did it work at all?

My recommendation, as stated above, would be to create tables in something like LibreOffice Calc and export them - as PNG/SVG/etc. - for import into Scribus. There are way more formatting options.
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