[Scribus] Character-by-character placement in PDF

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Thu Oct 20 20:04:46 CEST 2005

Tobias Hilbricht wrote:

>Am Donnerstag, 20. Oktober 2005 09:37 schrieb Bart Alberti:
>>How about sla 2 latex (both being basically text tag
>>systems). Surely xml is a subset of sgml?
>I like LaTeX a lot for what it can do, but I also use Scribus for things which 
>are difficult (or even not at all) to obtain with LaTeX. Just to name 
>* Arbitrary shapes of text frames
>* Non-square shaped areas for figures
>* Holes covering parts of two columns
>* Grid based typesetting
>On the other hand, LaTeX has features expecially for scientific typesetting 
>which are neither reached by InDesign, QuarkXpress nor Scribus (think of 
>critical apparatus, indices, complex referencing etc.).
>Therefore, Scribus has features LaTeX does not have and vice verse, and a 
>sla2latex-converter can only produce output which does not make use of the 
>real interesting features of both typesetting approaches.
I think you're right, Tobias -- image-handling with LaTeX is 
challenging. I played with it a bit just to see how hard it was.
I've also looked at how abiword manages to save as .tex files; it works 
but it's pretty ugly.


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