[Scribus] bloat in file

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sun May 16 14:19:19 CEST 2004

Hi David

On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 15:44, David Christian Berg wrote:
> Hi Craig, hi everybody
> > What you are looking at is not actually bloat. This is the way that
> > Scribus allows you to keep hyphenation across platforms and across
> > languages. The paragraphs/words are broken up into their parts and are
> > stored in such a way that the hyphenation can be faithfully reproduced
> > in a non native Scribus, eg, English hyphenation reproduced in a Czech
> > system. Scribus only stores the paragraphs this way if auto hyphenation
> > is turned on or if you hyphenate the frame. This is not a bug.
> > 
> > As for filing bugs, bugs.scribus.net is the place to do that.
> As for this, I understand, what it is about, but isn't it a somewhat
> strange way of a implementing hyphenation? Wouldn't it be easier, to
> have a opening and closing tag for the paragraph (or when other changes
> apply) and allow tags witin the enclosed text, while having angle
> brackets encoded?
> Thinking about something like that:
> <ITEXT CAB="5" CCOLOR="VWI-blue 2" CSIZE="11" CSHADE2="100" CSCALE="100"
> CSHADE="100" CSTYLE="0" CFONT="Perpetua Regular" CEXTRA="0"
> CSTROKE="Black">
> This is a paragraph text with hy<hyp/>phenation &lt;well&gt;
> </ITEXT>

We are planning changes to the file format in the 1.3 development
series. There may be room to move with hyphenation then.. 

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