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Code / How to contribute patches?
« Last post by goto_coder on Today at 02:33:14 pm »
Hi!
I'm looking for the right way to start writing code for scribus. I found this wiki-page https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/How_to_code_new_features that says I should fork the github-repository. But on github it says "The Scribus development team prefer svn over git and recommend you also use the public subversion repository at svn://scribus.net".  :)
So my question is: What is the usual/best/correct way that new programmers should go to start contributing? Thanks!
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This is most probably a very "rookie" question, however my opinion is that it's better to ask than to stay ignorant even if the question is very elementary.

When importing images into your Scribus document like for example digital photo's or scans you usually resize them within Scribus to suit the lay-out of your page. When simply resizing the image the source file keeps its properties, yet that will make the document size (unnecessarily) big.

Example:
When importing a digital photo with an original file size of 5.4 Mb (resolution 450 DPI) and resizing it to frame of 200 pixels wide by 364 pixels high, the size of the photo remains the 5.4 Mb it originally is for the Scribus document. In order to keep your document size manageable you would want the file size to more or less correlate to the image size used in the document without touching the original resolution to keep quality during printing high.

How do you tackle this issue? Rescaling the original digital photo to the size you want in your Scribus document is of course an option, but if you later want to enlarge the size again in your document you will get quality loss, since you modified the size of your original photo.

Thanks in advance for any reply, Ronald
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Installation and Setup / Re: Question about Display Color Settings
« Last post by WEBER_EPERNAY on Today at 08:09:24 am »
Thank’s, utnik ! You make my day.
S.
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Text and Typography / Re: Exporting to PDF. Embedding vs Outlining fonts
« Last post by utnik on Today at 06:29:37 am »
…found that from version 1.6 PDF can also include OTF fonts.…

…it may be that Scribus does not yet support this, maybe it is to difficult to have different font embedding for different PDF versions?

i made a short test with scribus 1.5.8 and 1.7.0.svn.
if an otf font is marked to be embedded (checked to be used in 'document setup' → 'fonts' but without a check mark on the 'subset' box) scribus allows to embed the font in .pdf 1.6 files – it does differentiate between .pdf versions…

utnik
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Text and Typography / Hypenation not working - dictionaries lost
« Last post by staz9653 on May 22, 2022, 07:30:58 pm »
Hi,

I recently changed my computer's OS to Debian 11, and re-installed Scribus (1.5.6 apparantely).
All well except hypenation -- it's simply not working. I work with the Finnish language, I have downloaded everything related (Voikko) to the computer.
But it seems I don't have ANY hypenation dictionaries in /usr/share/scribus -folder. None, not even English.

Where can I download them or is there another way to make this work? I often work with long texts so I simply can not hypenate everything by hand.
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Installation and Setup / Re: Question about Display Color Settings
« Last post by AdmFubar on May 22, 2022, 06:36:22 pm »
            x              (x)                    [/size]Those are visible in edit mode to show where the edge of the image is, also shows the edges of the text frames as well Preview shows you what it looks like when printed.
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Installation and Setup / Re: Question about Display Color Settings
« Last post by utnik on May 22, 2022, 05:50:02 pm »
hi sébastien

open the 'preferences' without an open document and all the color settings will be accessible.

utnik
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Installation and Setup / Question about Display Color Settings
« Last post by WEBER_EPERNAY on May 22, 2022, 01:40:07 pm »
Hello,

I’m new here and I’m french (sorry for my bad english !)
Using Scribus 1.5.8 on Arch Linux, I’m facing an little annoying problem. In edition mode, frames (text, images…) show a thin black border which is not visible in preview mode. I find this border too dark and try to change its color or its transparency, but in Settings > Display > Colors, all the buttons are greyed out (except Page Fill) – see attachment.

Can someone tell me if  it is normal or if something is buggy in my installation ? I’ve googled a long time, but did not found answers.

Thank’s in advance !

Sébastien.
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Text and Typography / Re: Exporting to PDF. Embedding vs Outlining fonts
« Last post by Nermander on May 21, 2022, 09:26:12 am »
If I recall correct OTF cannot be embedded into a PDF, PDF only supports TTF and PostScript Type 3 fonts (or something like that).

Today most operating systems have OTF versions of the fonts instead of TTF version, and that means Scribus needs to convert before embedding.

I think what is called "outlining" in Scribus is rather "converting to a Type 3 font" (potentially also just including the used glyphs, like subsetting).

Oh, I googled, a bit and found that from version 1.6 PDF can also include OTF fonts.
https://www.prepressure.com/pdf/basics/fonts

But it may be that Scribus does not yet support this, maybe it is to difficult to have different font embedding for different PDF versions?

An still, there may also be licensing restrictions in the PDF preventing embedding.
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Windows / Re: INSTALLATION ghostscript needs explaining on the download page
« Last post by Nermander on May 21, 2022, 09:18:02 am »
It doesn't have to, it can be installed afterwards. But then you will have to manually set the path to Ghostscript in the settings.

If Ghostscript is already installed when installing Scribus the installer will detect this and set the path automatically.
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