[Scribus] word wrap error

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sun May 1 20:16:21 CEST 2005

On Sunday 01 May 2005 18:06, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Rainer Heilke wrote:
> > Gregory Pittman wrote:
> >> I'm not sure about the UK, but I know in the US, typists/word
> >> processors usually put two spaces between sentences, and this is
> >> perhaps where Scribus has a problem.  Since we're in such a habit of
> >> typing two spaces between sentences, Scribus needs to allow for this.
> >
> > Just to clarify a touch, the "two space" habit is a hold-over from
> > typewriters and when computers only had fixed-width fonts. Whenever
> > you have proportional fonts, this is considered unacceptable (at least
> > it is here in Canada). Not to criticize, but I'm surprised anyone does
> > this any more.
> Well, like so many other standards, I'd have to say on a practical
> level, there isn't any standard in the US, aside from
> publishing/printing.  You occasionally see typewriters dusted off and
> used.  The default behavior of Word and Wordperfect, for example (when
> they're working "right"), is to allow you to use one or two spaces
> between sentences, fixed or proportional font, but trim anything more
> than two down to two.
> (I wonder of the Canadian situation might be an agreement between French
> and English.)
> The other thing to consider is that text may be imported from a variety
> of new and old sources, and like Latex, I think it would be good for
> Scribus to adapt.  I wouldn't think the coding for this would be so
> difficult.  The chore of going through a lot of imported text and
> manually "fixing" this is substantial and subject to errors.
> Whether it's a "bug" or not is a philosophical question, I think.  I
> should think that a space at the beginning of a line of text should
> always be explicit.

Try a search and replace before or after your import for "  " with " ". 
Whether or not there is an issue on wrapping, you dont want them in the 
middle of your lines either.

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