[Scribus] How is the support for CJK users?

Plinnell scribusdocs
Wed Sep 1 09:49:42 CEST 2004

On Wednesday 01 September 2004 04:18, Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> I can correctly place CJK characters onto story editor. But I
> experienced several crash when doing things like exporting PDF format,
> when my document contains CJK characters.
> CJK means Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Is there any effort put into
> this area? Are we planning to add Asian typography in the near future?

Which version of Scribus ? Which distro and library versions?

We have had one user who used Scribus to create packaging in Chinese and he 
indicated no real difficulties or crashes with CJK. He said it was easier to 
do this in Scribus than in other apps. There is a screen shot of that file 
here: http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&sm=printing&page=print2

I have a copy of that file which works fine in 1.2. I just tested importing 
and exporting UTF-8 text from the story editor, as well as exporting PDF 
without problems.  The PDF displays and prints perfectly from Acro Reader 

CJK is not officially supported yet, as CJK input methods have not been 
installed. However, a great deal of work will be put into the 1.3 series to 
extend language and script support for non-Latin scripts.

None of the current devels has any real knowledge of CJK, so any help there 
would be most welcome. 


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