[Scribus] broken underlines w/ kerning

Steve deRosier stevepub
Mon Feb 21 20:58:21 CET 2005

Louis Desjardins wrote:
> Steve deRosier a ?crit :
>> I have a piece of text with the following properties (set via story 
>> editor):
>> font: Bitstream Vera Sans Bold
>> size: 72 pt
>> underline
>> kerning: 15 pt.
>> When viewed in scribus, the underline is solid, but when printed it is 
>> broken as if the underline is solid under each letter, but there is 
>> 15pts of white between each section of underline.  How do I make 
>> underline the entire word without breaking the underline?
> One quick workaround I can think of right now is don't use the underline 
> command.
> Draw a line under your line of type, instead.
> You will have total control on thickness, length, color, offset.

True, which is what I ended up doing... but this won't end up tracking changes in the text if I make any.  I think more to the point... is this "normal" for DTP apps (sorry, I'm a bit new to this sort of stuff), am I missing some obvious setting, or is this really a problem that should be logged as a bug and fixed?

- Steve

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