[Scribus] font management?

Paraplegic Racehorse paraplegic_racehorse
Fri Apr 15 06:50:09 CEST 2005

Louis Desjardins wrote:

>> I can't seem to find anything out there for managing fonts. Here, I'm 
>> referring to managers such as Adobe Type Manager or Extensis 
>> Suitcase. Suggestions? Ideas?
> The only thing I can think of at the moment is to make use of folders 
> that will act as suitcases and load them as needed through the Font 
> Manager dialog > Additionnal Paths ...
> Not perfect as you can understand ... but to a certain extent, 
> manageable ... I think.
> I didn't "work" enough with Scribus to simulate real life production 
> but I find the Additionnal Path to be helpful.
> So, basically, you can do the following:
> * Throw away garbage fonts.
> * Put together a few font folders, sorted according to your needs.
> * Activate your fonts before opening any file in Scribus (otherwise, 
> the Add Path tab will be greyed)

Bart Alberti wrote:

> I follow the 'suitcase' approach: folders named 'adobe-ps' 
> 'corel_draw_ttf' corel_draw_ps' 'manfred_klein' 'hobbes' [BAD!?] and 
> so forth. 

Thanks, guys, that will work for a start. If I could write code to save 
my life, I'd start work on a proper font manager. With Scribus and 
OpenOffice.org more or less to a professional state, it is high time 
someone started building the rest of the tools common in a production 

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I'm Paraplegic Racehorse.

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