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#91
Beginner Talk / Re: Getting Scribus to use the...
Last post by rogerhwatts - May 20, 2024, 12:23:09 PM
Quote from: JohnJR on June 05, 2021, 09:26:03 PMHi,

I note a fairly recent post on this in 01/2021, but I couldn't glean an answer.  Adopting to using Style Manager, when queried about font, the spin box always is set to Ariel and to select the font I need is a tedious scroll down to click the one I want, every time.  I have tried to follow the File>Document Setup>Item Tools>Text, but the old Ariel spin box just keeps coming back.  This is the case whether selecting either a Paragraph or Character Style.  What do I need to do?

This might have something to do with what I see in the Style Manager as Default Paragraph Style and/or Default Character Style.  Neither of these seems to be changable or delete-able.  Okay, the styles you created are or should be the new defaults grouped under them.  But there is also a category under these labeled "New Style" and can propagate itself as (1), (2),...  These are confusing and have no real meaning or use for your Styles that I can see.  But if you delete them entirely you still are left with "N" or "Ne" and a prompt to name them.  What do these do and I guess how do you get rid of them?

Also if you use a limited number of fonts, say two or three, can you set up a selection box containing just those fonts rather than the long scroll?

Somewhat related, In macOS it seems Paragraph and Character Styles can both be set in Paragraph Style; do I need to essentially duplicate fonts with a corresponding Character Style or does just Paragraph Style suffice for both?  Except for say the rare italicized or bold word and can they just be changed internally in the manner of a word processor?

I think maybe there are two questions mixed up in here that might need to be separated.

Thanks,

Thanks,

Any change made using File>Preferences> Item Tools doesn't seem to apply to the current document. But if you close that down and start a new document, then the limited changes (font, font size, colour) apply to all new text frames.
#92
Linux / Re: Editing image using Photos...
Last post by AdmFubar - May 20, 2024, 02:27:18 AM
why the need for photoshop?
#93
Linux / Re: Editing image using Photos...
Last post by Durhamwilly - May 19, 2024, 04:17:54 PM
Sorry, but that didn't work.....
#94
Text and Typography / Re: Insetring an ancient greek...
Last post by pierruel - May 16, 2024, 07:56:54 AM
Thanks and congratulations for all these rich comments (and rectifications). I learned much these days about typography (although I worked years in advertising prints).
Best regards
pierruel
#95
General Discussion / Re: text center
Last post by AdmFubar - May 15, 2024, 10:54:53 PM
Text Properties Tab/Columns & Text Distances, first entry is Vertical Alignment
#96
Text and Typography / Re: Insetring an ancient greek...
Last post by MrB - May 15, 2024, 08:56:20 PM
I opened "Bodoni 72" which was already installed on my Mac.. The "Font Book" application on Mac shows the known supported languages. Greek is not one of them. Now, I must have received this font through Mac OS installation.. but I cannot say how it relates to the source of yours on Windows. Either way, it looks like neither contain Greek letters.
#97
Text and Typography / Re: Insetring an ancient greek...
Last post by Nermander - May 15, 2024, 05:43:50 PM
Quote from: pierruel on May 15, 2024, 04:39:08 PMAt the beginning mine was in Bodoni and I got just empty squares.

That just means the Bodini font does not contain greek glyphs.

Many fonts are "incomplete" in the sense that they do not contain all glyphs from unicode.

I am not sure if there is an easy way to see how many glyphs are missing from a font...

Googling a bit I mostly found scripts for Indesign to check fonts, but this text can be used to at least check for some glyph sets
https://gist.github.com/seriema/642de9f05aea68e1b96b

Just copy into a text frame and try different fonts I guess.
#98
Text and Typography / Re: Insetring an ancient greek...
Last post by utnik - May 15, 2024, 05:17:58 PM
hi pierruel

Quote from: pierruel on May 15, 2024, 04:39:08 PM...the "containing" text must be in Arial or other standard Microsoft font.
to be correct: there is no need for a microsoft font. but the used font should contain the greek glyphs. (as most of my standard fonts do...)

utnik
#99
Text and Typography / Re: Insetring an ancient greek...
Last post by pierruel - May 15, 2024, 04:39:08 PM
Hello everybody, in particular MrB
I couldn't be more sorry ! As my father used to say I was "using a hoist to lift a gram".
It was as simple as this:
1. Type the French (or English, German...) text into a text frame (in Arial for instance)
2. Click on amend (modify) the text
3. Switch your keyboard to EL (ellinika)
4. Insert (type) the greek quote at the correct place in the "latin" text.
Done ! It's perfect on the screen, perfect on the paper.
Many thanks to everybody who helped me.
Best regards
pierruel
P.S. Important addition: as MrB  wrote, the "containing" text must be in Arial or other standard Microsoft font. At the beginning mine was in Bodoni and I got just empty squares.
#100
Text and Typography / Re: Insetring an ancient greek...
Last post by pierruel - May 15, 2024, 03:46:11 PM
Many thanks, MrB.
I'me very grateful that a member of the Scribus Team show interest for my modest issue. I'm not sure to understand clearly what you mean in your last post. At that stage I would like to say two points.
First, it's important to show the result I would like to obtain in Scribus (while it's easy to do with Office), i.e. the following sentence in French containing a Greek quote:

"C'est bien, persévère, μουσικὴν ποίει καὶ ἐργάζου, comme le songe disait à Socrate."

2nd, I search again my PC with FreeCommander for the word Fonts and got an output of more than 4000 (4 thousands) lines among them I picked up 51 mentioning Scribus but I wasn't able to open any greek folder among them, I just noticed that greek is refered as "el" (for ellinika) to.
Among a series of .html files I found an article about adding a new font path to Scribus' fonts manager but I still don't know where I can find a greek font (in addition a number or files found by FreeCommander don't appear in my File Manager display).

I'll certainly install version 1.6.1 and make the test you suggest with Arial but in my Scribus document the greek quotation was inserted into a standard font usable in Microsoft documents and didn't appear in Scribus.  In the meantime an advice about finding the font folder containing greek characters would be strongly appreciated.
Sorry for my almost English writing !
Best regards
pierruel