[Scribus] Re: Speed and font issues

Danni Coy rgcoy
Tue Apr 6 13:30:20 CEST 2004

Yes I have been experiencing this problem with all of the 1.1.X series (didn't 
work with versions before that due to font problems). I have compiled this on 
both Mandrake and Gentoo So I suspect hardware -- here's my list...

AMD Duron 750 Mhz
512MB pc133 Ram
Nvidia Quadro2Pro (with nvidia's drivers)
Wacom 6x8 Intuos II
soundblaster live & emagic audiowerk II cards
everything else is pretty standard

Mandrake 9.1, 9.2 & 
Qt 3.3.1 with threading support enabled.
KDE 3.2.1

On Monday 05 April 2004 20:25, scribus-request at nashi.altmuehlnet.de wrote:
> I'm looking at using Scribus 1.1.6 on my SuSE 8.2 system (nothing special
> added beyond the SuSE-provided updates) but am having a few problems.
> Basically, Scribus seems to run quite slowly when editing text. It's fairly
> easy to see simply entering text - the display lags behind the keyboard
> entry and the CPU usage increases, up to 100% if the lag gets serious (i.e.
> I enter lots of text by e.g. pasting lots). Does anyone know how to deal
> with this? (I'm the one who BandiPat was talking about a few days ago - we
> were discussing this on the SuSE list and he mentioned that he had raised
> it here.)
> Also, there is an odd issue with font placing, best illustrated by a
> screenshot (http://www.xl-cambridge.com/egc/screenie-11:42.png).
> Essentially, the text seems to be placed further to the right than Scribus
> expects. The screenshot shows that the wrapping around an object is uneven
> (wider space on the right than the left) but it also shows in cursor
> placement (harder to get in a screenie!). That is, the cursor appears
> further to the left than it ought to - it grazes the right-hand side of
> characters but is far to the left ?(e.g. it appears about halfway across a
> space between words when after the the space and flush against the previous
> word when before the space).
> Does anyone know how I might solve this problem?
> Also, one question about how to use Scribus - how do I alter the wrap
> settings for an object (i.e. which sides of an object text flows round, and
> what offset is used)? I've looked in the docs and couldn't find it, and
> there are no obvious (to me) menu entries or dialogs.
> Thanks,
> John

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