[Scribus] 40-bazillion fonts

Pierre Marchand capparis
Fri Oct 19 22:04:50 CEST 2007

Le Friday 19 October 2007 19:48:05 Frank Cox, vous avez ?crit?:
> I was just thinking about the handling of lots of fonts within Scribus and
> had this idea:
> It is my understanding that one way of adding fonts to Scribus is to simply
> put a symbolic link to that font in one of the directories that you tell
> Scribus to look in for fonts under Preferences - Fonts.
> Therefore, to simplify font handling by keeping the list of active fonts
> shorter and perhaps gaining a bit of a speed boost (?) how about adding a
> "font update" button to the Scribus menu.  When you want to add a fancy
> font to your current project, you could put a symbolic link to that font in
> the appropriate directory and hit that button and Scribus would add it to
> the list of available fonts.  Same thing if you decided against using that
> font -- delete the symbolic link and Scribus would remove it from the list.
> To make things even nicer, we could have a "Scribus Font Handling Program"
> that would show you samples of fonts in various directories as configured,
> and add and remove symbolic links as needed.
> This way, if you are selecting a font you can crank up the Font Handling
> Program, scroll through the lists and samples, pick the one(s) that you
> want, hit "add" and the symbolic links would be created.  Hit "font update"
> in Scribus proper, and the font becomes available.
> Perhaps another useful feature would be to give the Font Handling Program
> the ability to scan a sla file and determine all of the fonts that are
> requested in it, then either automatically add them from its list of
> available fonts, or even just report them so the user can add them or not
> as he chooses.
> This would allow one to have a nifty font sample/preview function, and to
> have all of the fonts in the world available for use without continually
> adding to the list of fonts in Scribus proper with the associated hit on
> memory usage and the difficulty of simply finding the font that you want
> among a huge list of fonts.

Frank, maybe you want to try typotek at http://www.typotek.net

Pierre Marchand

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