[Scribus] Basic questions about using ligatures in Scribus

Petr Vaněk petr
Sun May 8 17:46:23 CEST 2005

On Sunday 08 of May 2005 16:32, Maciej Hanski wrote:
> I wonder, if this ligature issue couldn't be rather a job for a plug in
> or an extension script, the kind of Petr's Short Words? What I don't
> understand is, how do other applications (e.g. LaTeX -- Petr?) know
> which glyphs and how to substitute? Is this information delivered with
> the font, or does a user always have to define it from scratch? If it's
> delivered with the font or a particular type of fonts (Type1, what
> else?), user interaction woudn't be necessary, right? An user could
> just execute the script the way he does with the hyphenation (before or
> after hyphenation?).

I'm not sure - if I remember right the font contains some "mapping" table

It's quite easy to write some addon/plug/or whatever to solve this tasks 
(semi)automatically. I just need to know "the rules".
convert all occurences of "--" to the en-dash, "---" to the em-dash, "fi" to 
the fi_glyph (if exists in selected font)...

It can be done as Louis's "multi-replacement tool" with some (user) predefined 

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