[Scribus] Paragraph justification in 1.3.4

John R. Culleton john
Fri Jul 20 19:36:13 CEST 2007

On Friday 20 July 2007, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> John R. Culleton wrote:
> > I see from the WIKI that the micrographic extensions of pdftex by
> > Han The Thanh are being incorporated into 1.3.4. Bravo! What is
> > not mentioned is the basic TeX justification method whereby the
> > entire paragraph is considered before the first line is
> > justified.
> >
> > What is the status of this feature with respect to Scribus? Is it
> > already there, in the works or just a remote possiblity
> > "someday?"
> We'll see what Andreas has to say, but to me it would seem that the
> benefit(s) of this would have to be self-evident. Does it make a
> visible difference in a significant number of situations?
> We have a number of ways of adjusting character pacing, character
> placement, and sizing, so we might want to see where the current
> flexibility fails the user in some way.
> Greg
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The other improvements certainly are major.  But as a long time TeXer 
I view  paragraph justification as the foundation on which other 
features are added. If Scribus lacks it then it is no worse than 
Quark, Ventura  and many others that lack it.  But the comparison in 
people's minds is always to InDesign. Since ID was able to borrow the 
basic algorithm from TeX I have at least a hope that Scribus could do 
the same. But right now I am just asking for a status report to 
answer queries.  

John Culleton
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