[Scribus] Scribus and WYSIWYG

Craig Bradney cbradney
Tue Jan 4 00:09:50 CET 2005

On Monday 03 January 2005 14:03, Craig Ringer wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 22:47 +1100, Elliott-Brennan wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > My second question about Scribus. When making changes to fonts in the
> > 'edit text' option (right click on text box), the text, when changed is
> > not different until I save and close the box. That is, I cannot see the
> > change (either font style or size) until I save and exit. The colour,
> > mind you, changes immediately.
> >
> > Is this correct, or is there a WYSIWYG problem with my installation?
> It is the expected current behaviour. Scribus uses custom font rendering
> code on the canvas, so it can't use it's current font support to draw
> the text in the story editor. For now, it just doesn't show the fonts.

What Craig Ringer says is right here.. 

Scribus can use fonts that are NOT installed in your system and will have the 
capability to do so even more in the future so your Qt just WILL NOT know 
about these fonts, and therefore using a text editor based gui (rather than 
implementing a new page like canvas which would slow things down)

> I don't know if there are any plans to try to draw text in its real font
> and size in the story editor later. It'd be useful, but could also cause
> problems (imagine working on a very large document with huge type, or on
> very small high detail type).


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