Wed Apr 25 00:32:18 CEST 2007
Dear members of this list,
You may be aware of the fact that Scribus 1.3.4 will be released soon.
Therefore, I avail myself to the opportunity of publicly asking your support.
One of the notable features of Scribus is the short words plugin. It prevents
un desired line breaks after or before certain abbreviations, e.g. Dr. or m.
Unfortunately, not all languages are supported yet, actually quite the
contrary. Currently we have short words data for the following languages:
Czech, English, Estonian, French, German, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil),
Russian, and Slovak.
As you probably see, some important languages are missing. To create a list
abbreviations for the short words file, will not take long. You can simply
grab a dictionary in your language, since many dictionaries contain a list of
common abbreviations. You can also try if wikipedia in your language has a
list of abbreviations.
Creating a list of shortwords is quite easy, and you will probably understand
how it works from an example. Here's the english list:
# English stuff START here
en=Dr. ,Dr ,Mr. ,Mr ,Mrs. ,Mrs ,Ms. ,Ms ,Prof. ,Prof ,Rev. ,Rev ,
# claudio's fix en= Kg, kg, g, mg, oz, lb, cwt, km, Km, m, cm, mm,
en= kg, g, mg, oz, lb, cwt, km, m, cm, mm,
# English stuff - THE END
As you can see, both lists start with the language abbreviation: en=
Then simply add the abbreviations in your language. If there must be no line
break _after_ the abbreviation, add an empty space after it followed by a
comma. If no line break _before_ the abbreviation is desired, add an empty
space before. That's all.
You can make your lists available to the team by filing a bug and uploading
your language file here: bugs.scribus.net. Please file a bug for each
Thank you for helping to make Scribus 1.3.4 a success!
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