[Scribus] Can't use text in Scribus, can't select font.

Philipp Klaus Krause pkk
Mon Oct 1 16:08:17 CEST 2007

Gregory Pittman schrieb:
> Philipp Klaus Krause wrote:
>> I have a problem with text frames in new documents.
>> When I create a new text frame and try to edit text it won't let me. The
>> font dropdown box doesn't display a selected font. When I click the
>> dropdown box I see all the installed fonts, but clicking on one just
>> closes the dropdown box without activating the selected font.
> Not sure I follow you. Are you using Story Editor to enter text?


> Maybe 
> check out:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Working_with_text_frames
>> If I load some text from a file it shows up correctly in the edit text
>> dialog, but in Scribus all the characters are displayed as squares instead.
> This is what happens when your font does not have the characters 
> contained in the frame. Maybe Scribus is not finding fonts properly?

It works when I use the same font in a new text frame added to an
existing document.

>> On the console some "QComboBox::changeItem: (fontStyle) Index 0 out of
>> range" error messages are displayed.
>> I use the scribus-ng package from Debian (Scribus 1.3.4) on a 64 Bit system.
>> If I open an old document (created using the same Scribus version on my
>> 32 Bit notebook before it broke) everything works, I can add text
>> frames, edit the text, etc.
> I think you need a 64-bit version of Scribus...

AFAIK it is a 64 bit Scribus.


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