[Scribus] Text import using tags - any progress?

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Thu Apr 6 01:12:14 CEST 2006

Am Mittwoch, 5. April 2006 18:11 schrieb Riku Leino:
> As part of the great breakage part 2. text importing will also be broken at
> least what comes to formatted text importing. To fix this I've found a
> sponsor to let me concentrate on Scribus and improving it's text importing
> options. COSS http://www.coss.fi/en/ (sponsor) has accepted my plan about
> creating a new Get Text plugin api for text importers.

Congratulations Riku, and well deserved, I'd like to add.

> Related to this I've 
> also commited to create text importers for RTF and ODT (current ODT
> importer is only a dirty hack on top of the SXW importer) and create a
> filter plugin where output of these file type (odt, sxw, rtf...) importers'
> can be directed and where things like S&R, style remapping, style applying
> based on tags and other things like that can be done. Filter will be pretty
> close to what we now have as "Text Filters" importer for plain text files
> but it will allow one to filter formatted text files as well. So to answer
> your question, yes it is coming. Time frame for my work will be from the
> beginning of June till the end of August (during this time i'll be able to
> fully concentrate on Scribus).

That sounds damn good, if may say so!

> ps. My initial plan that i submitted to Coss was in finnish. I'll translate
> it and post here for your comments and additional ideas that could be
> included in my little project.

Great! I'm sure I'm not the only one who is curious.



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