[Scribus] typography

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sun Apr 10 10:21:50 CEST 2005

On Sunday 10 April 2005 06:27, Bart Alberti wrote:
> WP and DTP programs e.g. Quark and Word Perfect have options 'use ''smart
> quotes'' ' <toggle> Latex uses regular expressions of the <symbol>[A-Z]
> <capitalization sentence start> sort, too. The absence of these is Scribus
> is a limitation; it such be better and not worse than these  programs
> (except for Latex whose sophistication cannot be beat I think). Turning
> these into text yield however (from Quark) in
>           less myfile.text
>  so-and-so \222 etc.
> The long list of colors in the *sla file RGB CYMK BurntAlmond etc. takes up
> huge space when no color or even text color is called for in use. IMHO a
> modular text format where only the modules used is kept would seem much
> more efficient and I gather that is what some of the replies to my postings
> before seems to suggest will happen and if so I applaud. A file with
> nothing but a space character in scribus prints out in TEN pages of raw
> code. I see published books which have obviously been prepared in programs
> and it is obvious they have dropped some element of fine printing or even
> the usual standard of printing at some point and I can almost recognize
> what program was used or font for that matter.

So use the remove unsused colours feature. 10 pages? Since when do you need to 
read the file anyway? And you know theres a new format coming in 1.3 too...

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