[Scribus] scribus 1.3 - drop down menu for special characters

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Mon Jul 18 23:33:08 CEST 2005

Hi Craig,

>> Hi all,
>> one of the features in scribus 1.3 that nearly blew me away, was the
>> opportunity to insert many important typographical characters from the
>> drop down menu. That's fantastic.
> More to come when I get a chance in the 1.3.1cvs time period. These will also 
> appear in the Story Editor's menu too when I rewrite the SE menu system.


>> However, in terms of usability, some visual examples, at least for
>> printing characters, would be worth adding. This will speed up
>> productivity, especially for beginners.
> The problem is we rely on the glyph existing in the font used by the GUI, 
> which is usually different to the one used in the text frame. They are 
> disabled if the font in the frame doesnt have them. Would be possible to 
> detect the ones from the GUI font, however Scribus may not even know about 
> that font... hmm.

Wouldn't it be possible to use icons instead?


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