[Scribus] URW Symbols font problem
Mon Apr 12 23:13:10 CEST 2004
On Mon, 2004-04-12 at 04:08, kavec at messi.uku.fi wrote:
> Quoting Martin Costabel <costabel at wanadoo.fr>:
> > kavec at messi.uku.fi wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I really like Scribus and would like to use it to prepare my
> > (scientific)
> > > presentations and posters. For that I very often use Symbols font.
> > >
> > > I downloaded the latest version of urw fonts and added the font path
> > to it in
> > > Scribus-1.1.6. I put a text frame in a plain A4 page and try to use
> > "Standard
> > > symbols L regular" font, but no characters appear while typing. The
> > rest of theo
> > Do you have a keyboard with keys for the symbols? What characters do you
> > expect to appear? Some of them may be accessible via the Alt or AltGr
> > modifier key, but in general the encoding is sufficiently different so
> > that they are not accessible from a standard keyboard.
> > > fonts from the library works fine, except Dingbats and Symbols, but I
> > am the
> > > most concerned of Symbols.
> > If you open Extras->Insert Special, do you see the symbols? If yes, you
> > can insert them from there.
> Fantastic! Extras->Insert Special works. Thanks for advice.
> I'm just curious. Is Symbols font in any way different from the fonts such as
> Times or Palatino that I can not just select it and type alfa, beta, delta ...
> This is how it works with Symbols in OpenOffice or KDE.
> Thanks again.
Yes, they are different and not accessible directly via the keyboard.
Wingdings from the MS Web font collection is the same.
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