[Scribus] Get text problems

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed Aug 4 10:24:01 CEST 2004

On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 04:07, Anthony R. King wrote:
> First, kudos to the development team.  Scribus truly is a killer app. 
> I've used other DTP software enough to be familiar with the basics.  I
> just built my first project with Scribus and everybody's happy,
> including the printer.
> I wanted to warn others about a problem that caused me a lot of grief. 
> When I saved Word files as txt using OO.o 1.1.0 a non-ascii artifact was
> left at the beginning of the file.  It looked like this "<feff>The
> Fish's Tale".  
> Whatever that is caused 5 or 6 crashes "with signal 11" and corrupted
> unrecoverable files.  The crashes happened late in the production
> process or when trying to delete the artifact while in Scribus. 
> Eventually, I opened the text files in vi, deleted the <feff> and the
> project went together in less than 2 hours.
> Thanks again for the great app.  Hope my trouble will save someone else
> what I had to go through
> Tony

Do you have a sample file for us to test with? Are you running CVS?


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