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PDF Generation / Re: Trying to make text invisi...
Last post by PatJr - Today at 12:33:36 AM
dunno if this will work, put the bookmarks on a separate layer and set the layer to non-printing
but I don't know if that will prevent the layer from outputting to the pdf

Text and Typography / Re: Euro Sign € Symbol -- no w...
Last post by AdmFubar - September 26, 2023, 11:07:14 PM
works on my system.. out of curiosity.. what is the font used when you open a new document?

How are you inserting this character into your document?
Text and Typography / Re: Euro Sign € Symbol -- no w...
Last post by MrB - September 26, 2023, 10:59:51 PM
Like this? Note this is 1.5.9.svn but it is the same in 1.5.8 for me.
Text and Typography / Euro Sign € Symbol -- no way t...
Last post by Adi Mira Michaels - September 26, 2023, 10:51:33 PM
---- Deutsch weiter unten

Hi to all,
today I was very surprised to find that the euro symbol cannot be displayed in the current Scribus. No matter which font I use, a box is displayed, but not the character.
This applies to a whole range of tested fonts, e.g. Arial, Arial Narrow, Cheltenham, Times, and even Eurosymbol (font). All of these fonts have this character in the character set and can be displayed in Word or Corel programs, for example.

Can you try out whether it works on your computer?
Or is this a bug in Scribus?


Hallo an alle,
ich habe heute sehr überrascht festgestellt, daß das Euro-Zeichen im aktuellen Scribus nicht dargestellt werden kann. Egal, welchen Font ich dafür verwende, es wird ein Kasten angezeigt, nicht aber das Zeichen.
Dies gilt für eine ganze Reihe ausgetesteter Schriften, z.B. Arial, Arial Narrow, Cheltenham, Times, und sogar Eurosymbol (font). Dabei haben all diese Schriftzeichen dieses Zeichen im Zeichensatz, können es z.B. in Word oder in Corel-Programmen darstellen.

Könnt Ihr mal ausprobieren, ob es auf Eurem Rechner geht?
Oder ist dies ein Fehler in Scribus?
PDF Generation / Trying to make text invisible ...
Last post by edenoi - September 26, 2023, 08:44:38 PM
I have certain text frames that I'm only using for bookmarking purposes, so I set the text color to none, which makes the text invisible within Scribus. However, when I generate a PDF, all the text is visible. Am I going about this the wrong way?
PDF Generation / Re: Preserve original image qu...
Last post by a.l.e - September 26, 2023, 12:38:16 PM
If you have a somehow modern version of Scribus (the latest released 1.5.x will do), you can check if the image is included as is with Scribus itself:

  • open the Pdf created by Scribus
  • open the context menu for the image
  • in the "Image" section uncheck "Embedded"
  • save the image to disk
  • compare the images

I haven't tried it myself (and feedback is welcome...), but it should work.
PDF Generation / Re: Preserve original image qu...
Last post by a.l.e - September 26, 2023, 07:34:23 AM
In the Pdf export dialog, have you tried to set the compression method to "None"?
PDF Generation / Re: Preserve original image qu...
Last post by AdmFubar - September 25, 2023, 08:44:39 PM
not sure where you are going with this, but will take a stab at it anyway..
From what I can infer from you message, your message, you dont want any compression applied at all to any images? and/or a preferance to use certain compression for some image types, when exporting to a PDF?

PDF Generation / Preserve original image qualit...
Last post by Oblomov - September 25, 2023, 03:49:20 PM

is there a way to export to PDF "keeping" images as much as possible? By this I mean using DCT encoding for originally JPEG images, using the original bitstream if possible (no recompression), and LZW or Flate compression for PNG/GIF/TIFF? I can set some of this manually but ideally it should be automatic.
Installation and Setup / Re: Toolbar icons still tiny (...
Last post by a.l.e - September 24, 2023, 03:39:03 PM
hi dynamo

first: on gitlab, there is a "community maintained" CI that creates appimages for linux:

currently, only the future stable branch scribus 1.6 gets compiled.
as soon as 1.6 will be out, i will probably create a new docker image for the main branch (it's not hard, but it takes some time: if somebody wants to contribute to it, all the bits are on gitlab...).

currently, there is no important difference between 1.6 and 1.7, except that 1.7 contains nitram's contributions for a "new UI" (still a work in progress): that's why i'm not really in a hurry.

i'm not sure that it's easy / possible to create images for windows or mac os.
if you know how we could do them, your hints and contributions are very welcome.

finally, we had a discussion on using more modern development tools not so long ago:,4619.msg21609.html

the summary is:

- the two main developers (the team) do not really have an interest to go for it.
- for most other active developers having a community maintained mirror is good enough.