[Scribus] Kerning problems with pdftotext

Le Tigre scribus
Thu May 24 22:33:26 CEST 2007

lucien.taylor at oxil.co.uk a ?crit :
>> Shouldn't you already have the texts with your Scribus doc? No need  
>> to extract them from a pdf. Could use those when indexing.
> Yes, of course .. but that would be a new manual system to accommodate  
> for Scribus documents only.  We *automatically* parse pdf, docs, and  
> xhtml for indexing and text-to-speech services.  The texttopdf lib  
> works like a dream with adobe generated pdfs, therefore it works for  
> our customers, which include government departments where  
> accessibility is a big issue.  However, it does not work with our own  
> Scribus documents and we are looking for a general solution.
> We welcome the fact that this has been registered as a bug.  Although  
> absolute positioning is useful for print and screen rendering, it is  
> still text, and the final output should eventually be machine  
> readable, if only for accessibility reasons. However, I can accept  
> that the Scribus team have other things on their plate right now and I  
> appreciate the suggested work-arounds.
> Lucien
> Oxford Information Labs
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One solution would (and maybe will) be a good export from Scribus files
of all texts (like "collect for output", but just text frames), or, of
course, the great workflow solution that we would all like to have!!


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