[Scribus] Openoffice font usage questions

PLinnell mrdocs
Thu Jul 21 12:13:47 CEST 2005

On Thursday 21 July 2005 11:39, Torn?ci L?szl? wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using Scribus and Openoffice 2.0-1.9.112 (installed as
> rpms using yum) on a FC4 machine. I can import Openoffice odt text
> documents into scribus text frames. I use the Nimbus Roman No9 L
> font; most things are fine, but I have a few problems:
> 1. after using italics in Oo and importing it into Scribus, Scribus
> unsuccessfully looks for 'Nimbus Roman No9 L Italic', but
> substituting 'Nimbus Roman No9 L Regular Italic' for it solves this
> problem. However, I can use bold without any of this, no
> substitution is necessary. Not a real problem, but strange.

This is due to the way OO and Scribus use the internal names. Also, we 
have discovered some issues with some of the Nimbus fonts when 
modified to add some Cyrillic glpyhs. See: 


This may or not be the case with this, but reading that bug will give 
some hints.

> 2. I have a few greek characters in my text, so I used the
> 'Standard Symbols L' font in Oo. After importing the text into
> Scribus (without error messages), the greek letters show up as
> empty squares in Scribus and empty spaces in the exported pdf. I
> can use Edit text|Insert special feature to insert greek chars, and
> now they show up correctly both in the text frames and the
> generated pdf. I can also live with this, but it is certainly a
> nuisance, and it is easy to make an error by not inserting the
> greek chars at the necessary places. Am I doing something wrong?
I would try using a different font which might have these symbols, 
perhaps a large Unicode font like Arial or Cardo, which has these 

> 3. I see quite a few fonts in Oo, which are not available in
> Scribus (e.g. Opensymbol, Baekmuk etc.), How can I get Scribus to
> use these fonts?

Add the paths to them via Tools > Settings > Fonts > Additional Paths 
*without* any documents open. Explained here: 

as well as the included documentation. I know the English docs are 
included on FC-4, as I built the rpms that way :)


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