[Scribus] Basic questions about using ligatures in Scribus

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sun May 8 13:22:33 CEST 2005

On Sunday 08 May 2005 12:17, Maciej Hanski wrote:
> Hi,
> I dimly remember some previous exchange of thoughts about using
> ligatures in Scribus -- basicly, it was about having proper .afm files,
> right? So now I have some basic questions, how to get it up and running.
> Q1:  I added an additonal path to a Type1 font in
> Settings>Fonts>Additional Paths, how do I let Scribus know about its afm
> files?
> Long explanation: I've added this well designed Polish Type1 font
> ftp://ftp.gust.org.pl/pub/GUST/contrib/fonts/replicas/antp.zip, now I
> can use it in Scribus, but the afm files are located  elsewhere. How
> does Scribus find them?
> Q2: How/when does Scribus substitute single glyphs with ligatures?
> Long explanation: According to it's description, some glyphs of this font
> should be replaced by  ligatures, e.g. "f+f" should be substituted by "ff",
> "hyphen + hyphen" should be replaced by "ndash", etc. Does it happen in
> Scribus automatically while filling a text frame with text, or at
> another point of time?
> Q3: Could somebody deliver a very simple real life example with Scribus?
> many thanks in advance
> cheers
> Maciej

Scribus does no auto glyph replacement. Scribus uses the AFM files for font 
metrics if they exist, otherwise it will use what freetype says.

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