[Scribus] Font selection

Andrew S. Townley ast
Wed Sep 13 08:07:25 CEST 2006


I have been experimenting with Scribus lately and have a big problem
selecting fonts.  I went through the mailing list archives and this was
a problem back in 2003 that supposedly would be fixed soon, so I was
wondering what the plans for this really were.

I think the problem is really a bug in the underlying Qt pop-up list
library which doesn't provide automatic scrolling for large lists, but I
think only being allowed to use the standard font dialog in one place in
the UI isn't a good choice.  If you wanted to compromise, there might
either be a preference for using the pop-up or the font dialog or you
might have a [Choose Font...] button next to the pop-up which would show
the standard font dialog.

My current problem relates to a large number of fonts installed on my
Linux machine and trying to use Scribus at 1024x768 resolution.  As far
as I can tell, unless I go in and remove certain fonts from being
available to Scribus, there's no other way I can select fonts after the
first 4 columns in the list.  I've even tried messing with the font size
selection in the preferences, but that only works in certain parts of
the UI.

Any ideas for the now or information as to when this might be addressed
would be very useful.  Otherwise, I'm enjoying trying out Scribus
(1.3.2-0.2.fc4.rf RPM package on Fedora Core 4).

Thanks in advance,

Andrew S. Townley <ast at atownley.org>

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