[Scribus] Scribus + TeX combo.

John R. Culleton john
Wed Dec 14 22:41:04 CET 2005

On Wednesday 14 December 2005 04:23 pm, Craig Bradney wrote:
> 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 coming.
> Craig

Aha! I will watch with interest. I use plain pdftex and Context
but not LaTeX. I feel that the closer you get to the original TeX
primitives the more value you will find. I may be more willing
than able to help but keep me in mind as a resource. 

John Culleton

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