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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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PDF Generation / Unable to select the desired ICC profile
« Last post by VV666 on May 20, 2022, 11:56:46 pm »
Hello to all,
I have to send a document made with Scribus 1.5.8 to a printer.
The printer asks me to apply the ICC profile ISO_Coated_v2_300.icc everywhere. It is already the option chosen in the "Pre-press" tab and he also wants this profile in the "Color" tab.


Here is what he sent me:
"On Sribus, in the color tab, check "use the color profile for solid colors and images" and
Choose the ISO_Coated_v2_300.icc profile with a perceptual mode rendering intent.
"



But here's the thing, when I do that, the desired profile is not in the list.



What can I do?
Thanks
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Windows / INSTALLATION ghostscript needs explaining on the download page
« Last post by skippi on May 20, 2022, 07:36:20 pm »
Hello I've come back to explore Scribus again after realising that colours were not printing too well using inkscape or Gimp

I'd like to say During download, it wasn't very clear that Ghostscript https://ghostscript.com/releases/gsdnld.html

needs to be installed first on windows before you instal Scribus.

There really could be a link surely,? Preferably from the main download pages, to highlight this

 it would save us newbies or oldbies in my case, an awful lot of time and ensure you get all the users who might otherwise have given up at this first hurdle

with love and many thanks for sharing scribus

https://www.scribus.net/downloads/stable-branch/
 
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Old topic, but still relevant in 2022. Ten years ago, I always embedded my fonts when exporting to PDF. Today, when trying to embed my fonts, Scribus overrides me and the fonts go straight to "outline". Exotic fonts? Nope. Times New Roman. Arial. I am using Windows 10. So do I have to go somewhere to buy the fonts? This is relevant because the book is in 10 point font with lots of subscripts and superscripts which are 6 to 7 point size. I've noticed my engineering textbooks from 40 years ago, and the engineering books I bought last year all use 10 point font -but theirs looks way better than what I can get with my laser printer.

Back then I was using Linux, so maybe the fonts were open source versions. I guess the fonts in Windows are for personal use only?
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General Discussion / Re: Extreme slowness when deleting pages/text
« Last post by toyotadesigner on May 20, 2022, 12:53:08 pm »
I never used page references, so I don't know their function.

However, 8 GB RAM seems a bit too little for Scribus and a 120-page document. In addition, the workflow I learned decades ago was different:

01. Typesetting (writing text)
02. Text layout
03. Add images
04. Edit until you have the final version
05. Add any references

My experience: Scribus works best if you follow the logical (and old fashioned) workflow.

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