[Scribus] Minor GUI concerns

avox avox
Thu Feb 14 16:15:44 CET 2008

Cedric Sagne-2 wrote:
> Hi
> I was reading about hanging punctuation (see the link), which is just 
> one refinement similar to capital caps.
> A workaround is available by defining a paragraph style with an 
> indentation for the main text but not for the first line.
> Is there a wider voice for something more automated?
> http://desktoppub.about.com/od/typelayout/ss/hangingquotes.htm

This is already handled by "Optical margins" (introduced in 1.3.4).

In Scribus it's fully automated and includes margin kerning of 
non-punctuation characters on the right side (check 'r' and 'f'). 
Nowadays it's not recommended any more to hang the punctuation 
100% outside the margins. Instead, Scribus takes the values which 
pdfTeX uses for the same purpose (50% for wide marks like "?????;: 
and 70% for narrow marks like ,.-'`?). Other dashes are rightaligned 
with the hanging hyphen.

For dropcaps / initials other methods are needed and will be added at
a later stage.

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