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Showcase / A recent project.
Last post by NathanUp - September 01, 2023, 09:43:48 AM
I work in Scribus often, so I thought I'd share some pics from a recent project!

Free discussion / Re: I wonder if improving cont...
Last post by NathanUp - September 01, 2023, 09:19:30 AM
Quote from: MrB on June 07, 2023, 09:36:21 PMGitlab and Github are not located in the EU, which we find unfortunate due to software patent law issues.
So we'd have to self-host git, which we can, but time available is spent on code. We're preparing 1.6.0, as well as spending a good amount of time on 1.7.0 (indigo ui integration with the author, and at the moment, working out podofo 0.10.0 compatibility).
SVN is super easy... you only need 2-3 commands, but yes, its less well known these days.
As for chat, we use IRC... but could consider other things. I started to set up Discord, but got distracted by code instead. Someone to maintain those other things would be great for the project too!

Apologies for the delay in my response; I don't think I got a notification from the thread, so I just saw this now!

I'm no expert, but I do run a couple of Yunohost servers for personal use. If the team was open to it, I'd be happy to set up and admin another for the project; it could be used to host something like Gitea (I host an instance already on one of my servers), a Matrix server, or many other useful things. I'd just need a domain and a Debian 11 VPS with root access.
Languages, Translation and Localisation / Re: German translation for sma...
Last post by utnik - September 01, 2023, 12:55:24 AM
hi tim_occ

you're right.'kapitälchen' means 'x-height'.
(but i think, it was usually translated to 'small caps'. traditionally the height had a difference of something around 10% between the english and the german typography.)
your suggestion ('kapitälchen' for 'petite caps' and 'vergrösserte kapitälchen' for 'small caps') seems to be correct.

Layout Issues / Re: Center (horizontal) alignm...
Last post by AdmFubar - September 01, 2023, 12:39:15 AM
Hmmm it seems your default paragraph style is altered in some manner.
I had a page set up in scribus on my system and added a page number to it. Applied the default style and which left justified the text.  I selected the text and centered it. No extra space in front of it.  I wonder what is happening with it. What version of scribus are you using?
At the German-speaking community here:

I think the German translation for "small caps" and "petite caps" is not correct.

Currently, there is the following translation:
Small Caps = Kapitälchen
Petite Caps = Kleine Kapitälchen

"Kapitälchen" is the smallest size of a capital. It can't be smaller.

Character size from biggest to smallest:
Capitals = full height
Small Caps = bigger than x height
Petite Caps = x height

I think the correct translation should be:
Petite Caps = Kapitälchen (because it is a Capital with x-height)
Small Caps = Vergrößerte Kapitälchen (because it is a bigger version of a petite cap or a smaller version of a capital)

What do you think?
Layout Issues / Re: Center (horizontal) alignm...
Last post by DragonPub - August 31, 2023, 08:55:29 PM
Quote from: AdmFubar on August 31, 2023, 04:42:40 AMScribus version and os version would help.

Also a sample of the file will really help.

Off hand i'd say you might have a leading white space stuck in in there. Have you checked?
View/Text Frames/Control Characters

Thank you for your suggestions. It was an indent inherited from default style.
Layout Issues / Re: Center (horizontal) alignm...
Last post by DragonPub - August 31, 2023, 08:43:18 PM
Quote from: Aleks100 on August 31, 2023, 01:37:43 PMHave you checked indentation in paragraph style?

Thank you! It was "Default Paragraph", which contains an indent.

Created new paragraph style for centered text.
MacOS / re: Scribus 1.5.8 on Ventura
Last post by Racke Rauchzart - August 31, 2023, 02:41:38 PM
I just see there are no (visible) execution rights, and my user seems to be an administrator. So it seems this idea was misleading.

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So then I restarted the machine (Chines wisdom: "Wenn nix mehr tut, reboot"). When I tried again, I was asked to install Rosetta (which I had not been needing before). After this, Scribus did start.

I am not aware to have seen this Rosetta screen before. Anyway..

Are there currently any development efforts towards getting it running natively on the topic Apple platform?

Thank you.
MacOS / re: Scribus 1.5.8 on Ventura
Last post by Racke Rauchzart - August 31, 2023, 02:25:19 PM

I am also struggling to install Scribus on a new mac (with M2 processor, on Ventura 13.5.1).

I downloaded the file, double clicked it to run the installer and can see now a file called Scribus in the program folder. If I double click, I see a short animation, then nothing. No error message. In the list of programs currently running (the command-option-escape screen) it is not listed.

In such a situation, Apple suggests to click the program icon while holding the control key. Context menu opens, but selecting Open from there does not make a difference.

After opening Information from the context menu of the file I see that I have just the rights to read and write. So for me it smells like I need the execution rights, can that be? But I see no way to add them. I wonder if it is a Scribus issue or an Apple issue.

Thank you...
Layout Issues / Re: Center (horizontal) alignm...
Last post by Aleks100 - August 31, 2023, 01:37:43 PM
Have you checked indentation in paragraph style?