[Scribus] Some font questions
Tue Jun 7 00:17:20 CEST 2005
On Monday 06 June 2005 22:35, Maciej Hanski wrote:
Following up myself:
> On Mon, 6 Jun 2005 22:22:49 +0200
> PLinnell <mrdocs at scribus.info> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > These notes are part of an addtion I am making to the 1.2.2 docs.
> > It is a mixed bag with "cyrrilized" fonts based on the URW++
> > originals.
> > There have been many different releases merged into the gs-fonts
> > collection and I also understand the motivation of distros for
> > using them. Good freely available Cyrillic fonts are not wide
> > spread. Bugs in Fontforge have caused issues with some of the
> > releases, which required re-issuing the fonts a few times.
You can look at bugs.ghostscript.com for specific issues too.
> > I know for example, one of the URW++ fonts shipped with Suse 9.x
> > gets dropped on loading in 1.3 with the sanity checks being done
> > by Scribus. Yes, this was duly reported to Suse, as well.
> > Scribus by design (to prevent crashes) and by capability (it does
> > things with fonts few free apps can do). Scribus will be by
> > necessity far fussier about fonts than most other apps.
> > I can recommend trying the artifex release of the URW fonts in
> > true type form. Plus there are additional faces which are nicely
> > done like Classico and Coronet.
I meant to add that there are extensive notes on fonts in the docs,
plus my recommendations here:
Links for downloads of good fonts:
> > Peter
> Thank you very much, Peter, that's exactly the answer I've needed
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