Subject: Re: [Scribus] Scribus 1.3.0 doesn't show full set of fonts in, story editor.

Robert R. Di Giorgio bobdi
Thu Jul 28 05:36:09 CEST 2005

Message: 10
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 23:40:40 +0200
From: Craig Bradney <cbradney at>
Subject: Re: [Scribus] Scribus 1.3.0 doesn't show full set of fonts in
	story editor.
To: scribus at
Message-ID: <200507272340.47262.cbradney at>
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On Wednesday 27 July 2005 22:36, Robert R. Di Giorgio wrote:

>> Scribus 1.3.0 is not consistent in how many fonts you can install and
>> how many fonts you cn actually use:
>> 1. the Available Fonts list in Preferences is a scrolling list, which
>> seems to be able to handle an unlimited list of fonts. I have 235 fonts,
>> including variations (bold, italic, condensed, etc.)

Then Scribus sees 235 usable font files...

>> 2. The Fonts list in Edit Paragraph Styles appears to be a fixed page
>> with a capacity of 100 items (4 columns of 25), but this page only shows
>> the primary name of each font, not all the variations, so that's a lot
>> of fonts, but still limited. I have 91 in this list.

The GUI control is possibly making a list of 4x25 to show your *almost* 100 
fonts. Edit Paragraph Styles breaks the font names and their variants out. 
See the control below the one you are using.

>> 3. The Fonts list in Story Editor is a fixed page of 108 items (4
>> columns of 27), but since that includes all the variations of each font
>> (bold, italic, etc.) Only 45 of my 91 primary name fonts show op here,
>> and that seems to be all that I can use in Story Editor! Isn't there any
>> way to scroll or page this list to see the rest of my fonts?

Story Editor's font list in the menu is for the GUI display only, not fonts 
for your canvas items. The one on the toolbar shows exactly the same 
information as the Edit Paragraph Styles one does.

How am I supposed to see what I'm doing if the GUI display has a different set of fonts than the printer? 
What are you referring to as "The one on the toolbar"?

>From the GUI notes you make, some of these issues indicate to me you are on a 
Mac? Correct? Bad design choices in OS*, imnsho, make listboxes hard to use 
with large numbers of entries on this platform.

No, I'm using Fedora 4 Linux.


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