[Scribus] Scribus + TeX combo.
Wed Dec 14 22:23:22 CET 2005
On Wednesday 14 December 2005 19:18, John R. Culleton wrote:
> While text handling in Scribus continues to improve it is still
> well short of the level provided by more text-oriented packages
> such as TeX and InDesign. Therefore I wonder if there is a way to
> marry the layout capabilities of Scribus with the line and
> paragraph making capabilities of TeX? What I am thinking of is a
> way to flow a column of text already in PostScript form into a
> set of linked pages in Scribus. Or perhaps each column's worth of
> text could be imported as a separate ps file. I am most concerned
> with the ability to retain the postscript characteristic of the
> text, without reducing it to a bitmap.
> It is well known that InDesign borrows (legally) much of its
> paragraph making logic directly from Tex. So another approach
> would be to replace the present text handling routines with
> their TEX equivalents.
> Has anyone experimented in these directions?
Scribus is going to get a new text layouter in coming 1.3.x revisions... and
we have some TeX plans too. Nothing concrete, but there will be big changes
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