[Scribus] Zooming and editing Text
James H. Cloos Jr.
Sat Jul 26 18:16:40 CEST 2003
>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Kaltschmidt <tkaltschmidt at gmx.de> writes:
Thomas> Viewing and editing text in a text box with 100 % zoom looks
Thomas> fine, but when i zoom into the text it looks poor aligned and
Thomas> like bad kerning.
It turns out this is the same bug I was having w/ on screen fonts.
The problem is exacerbated by the fact that 100% seems to ignore the
screen's actual dimensions and treats it as if it were soemthing near
72 or 75 dpi. On a 133 dpi panel that is not usable.
I have to either use the general preference's display tab to set 200%
or use the view menu's 200% option. The latter is a bit better than
for former, but is still not very good.
I think what is happening is that although the glyph placement
remains good, the actual glyphs are being scaled up twice.
So I get 4x sized glyphs placed as though they were scaled only to 2x.
I will take a look thru the code and try to patch around that double
scaling; it may take me a while to figure it out, as I've not yet
even skimmed the scribus code....
As an aside, from running w/ XFT_DEBUG=255, I see that xft is only
used for the menus and the font selection dialog. The text boxes
are rendered w/o using xft. Can that be fixed w/o re-writing too
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