[Scribus] scribus font problem

Craig Bradney cbradney
Fri Jan 7 19:46:27 CET 2005

On Friday 07 January 2005 18:26, Mark Kimsal wrote:
> panos wrote:
> > Hi from Athens,
> >
> > First of all congratulations to the scribus team for this great software.
> >
> > I 'm running a publishing house and I 'm are very interested by the
> > scribus software. We try and test it since version 1.1 on a mandrake
> > 9.0, and 9.2 system. Until version 1.1.7 we have not any problem.
> > Recently we upgrade one of our pcs to mandrake 10.1 and we installed
> > scribus 1.2 and the trouble begin. IT 'S IMPOSSIBLE to have the accent
> > letters. Same with version 1.2.1.
> >
> > If we try to write a text directly in a text frame all greek
> > characters are fine but the accented ones are not accepted. The
> > strange thing is that when we use the menu option "insert" then we
> > have no problem!!!
> > In the internal editor the accented letters are very well accepted and
> > displayed on the screen but when it's time to save and update the text
> > frame in the document then the entered text stops at the first
> > accented character !!!
> >
> > By the way, all other text processing software (Open Office, K-Office)
> > is working nicely event in the ancient greek multi-accent system, so i
> > suppose that it is not a system or font configuration problem.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> I have (Mandrake) Linux 10.1 with scribus-1.2 and scribus-1.2CVS.  I
> have succesfully used both with entering Chinese characters in GB2312
> and UTF-8 encodings.  If you can give me exact instructions to reproduce
> the probmem I can help debug the problem.  I am able to reproduce a
> similar "bug" where greek letters are rendered as boxes, but if I
> highlight the words in the story editor, choose a different font, and
> then publish down to the text area it renders correctly.  It sounds like
> you are using a font that doesn't have glyphs for accented characters.

Yes it certainly sounds like a font issue given any character, also try 
zooming in to see if the accents appear clearer at a certain zoom level.

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