[Scribus] Status of Indic language support in Scribus

Craig Bradney cbradney
Tue Jan 31 16:52:14 CET 2006

On Tuesday 31 January 2006 16:31, Gora Mohanty wrote:
> Hello,
>   Can someone tell me what is the timeline for supporting Indic
> scripts in Scribus? Scribus seems like an excellent product, and
> Indian language DTP would be a key entry area for Free/Open Source
> software adoption in India.
>   I just checked out Scribus 1.3.2, and the status of support seems
> to be pretty much where it was from over a year ago. i.e., base
> characters in some Indian languages seem to be OK, but conjuncts do
> not work. Google searches turn up documents claiming that the support
> was to have been added in 1.3.0. So, what is up? How can we help
> out in adding the support?

Support is to be added in 1.3.x, not 1.3.0. That is, hopefully in the next few 
versions we will get a new text system up and running that will support more 
text features of more than just Indic.

How can you help? The answer to this is to provide sample unicode text files 
with redistributable content, and screenshots of the same text being rendered 
correctly in another application. You will need to specify the font used as 

We will use these files for a) testing and b) creating screenshots for samples 
(so the content must be suitable for all ages and printed media, and be of no 
restrictive license).

cya and thanks
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