[Scribus] Ligatures and "Expert Fonts" again

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins
Wed Sep 21 23:09:30 CEST 2005


As a footnote, I'd like to add that Quark has never had an elegant way 
to achieve this either.
The only efficient way that I know to work with Expert fonts was to use 
an XTension (that is not supported anymore) running with version 4.x and 
below. (Something like a super search & replace dialog.)


Andreas Vox a ?crit :
> Robert Memering wrote:
>> Is there any way to find out if there's hope for these
>> features to be included in the near future?
> Depends on your concept of "near future":
> * next four weeks: unlikely
> * next four months: very likely
> I think it will definitely be included in the next major stable release 
> (1.4)
> which will take some more time, since we are only at the beginning of 
> the 1.3 series.
>> I find them quite essential for high quality DTP.
>> It seems that I will have to continue using LaTeX for
>> things it wasn't intended for...
> AFAIK you have to do some tweaking with LaTeX to access those font 
> features...
> I'm not very firm with Scribus scripting, but I think it would be 
> possible for you  to develop a Python script "replace with oldstyle 
> numerals in selection" which automates the "insert special" procedure. 
> This is not the way we want to implement it though (we plan some sort of 
> charstyle for those features).
> /Andreas
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