[Scribus] Enhancing Short Words

Craig Bradney cbradney
Fri Feb 17 13:53:37 CET 2006

On Friday 17 February 2006 13:31, Louis Desjardins wrote:
> [snip]
> >  Louis (and all french-talkers)
> >I've explained how we did for that lack of thin spaces.
> >Here: http://www.linuxgraphic.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=7197#7197
> >
> >In 2 words: we changed the font with fontforge in order to give some
> >more kerning.
> >
> >What do you think of that solution?
> Bonjour Rapha?l,
> It works. But this is only a workaround imo. You have to go after
> each font. It can be very suitable in closed environments. But will
> not be sufficient for production use.
> After having set my little book, I can say that Short Words is very
> fast at crunching lots of pages in seconds. We really need access to
> other non-breakable spaces, such as thin spaces, in that feature.
> If the Team can allow it, the support for these spaces in Scribus
> would be a good thing to announce in Lyon! We are getting closer and
> closer to pro typographic level. Just a thought to share! ;-)

We cannot continue to support more and more of these within the current text 
system. They should be a natural part of the next one.. which is progressing 
well. It will not be in 1.3.3.

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