[Scribus] Choosing the text language

Axel Bojer axelb
Tue Aug 29 16:08:06 CEST 2006

Pehaps this is easy, but I am a bit confused when it comes to defing the 
language of my text.
I have chosen my language for the hyphenator in the Document preferences.
I also see that is is possible to choose a language for my text in the 
properties box (in the tab ?Text?), but not in the style composer and 
not in the Scrapbook.

When I import my new text, it shows nothing in the properties box.
Does this mean that it is not possible to choose the standard language 
for new text, and I have to explicitly change this after the import, or 
is this a bug?
Further I also see, that I have to choose the language for each text 
frame, and have not found a way to do this for the whole text at once, 
but perhaps I am overlooking something?

And ought not it be possible to choose the language per style, that 
means I can define a style and say that this is english, another style 
of the same sort, but now german. With this implemented multilanguage 
support would be even better, or am I missing out something here?

The point of all this would then be to have my text hyphenated the right 
way :-) Both the composer and the scrapbook could then profitate from 
having this capability too.

I see a rework is scheduled for the hyphenation part, perhaps the above 
mentioned issues are in it?

I found these related bugs:

BTW: I can confirm that the hyphenation doesnt learn, but asks the same 
word over and over. And it asks not only for the words on the end of the 
line, but *all* words in the Text, with long texts this makes a lot of 
work. I also second 1108, it should be possible to keep a textfile where 
  my new words are stored (Page maker does this, and uses ~to mark the 
hyphenations points, it even uses susequent ~s to say wich are most 
important. Something to implement?), I have such a file from Pagemaker, 
and it would save me work to use it.
If wished I can add some of this to the relevant bugreports.

... I also second http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1137 by the way, 
although I found another way through this :-)

Best regards
Axel Bojer

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