[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 13, Issue 51

Markus W. Barth markus at sismografo.es
Mon Apr 27 06:01:31 CEST 2009

The solution to run scribus in its default language doesn't work for me.
Instead of answering myself (again - I have already described the problem in 
earlier occasions), I' ll just post links to comments about the prob - this 
may probably give more detailed information about the problem (and its 
extents). By the way, I had exactly the same problem with scribus on suse 
before i switched to ubuntu and I have also tried the scribus-ng package with 
1.3.5 from the repositories, having exactly the same problem.


By the way: I have tried out any hint and trick proposed in all the posts I 
have found, without success.

doesn't say anything about the problem either.

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> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 17:16:52 +0200
> From: "Markus W. Barth" <markus at sismografo.es>
> Subject: [scribus] compose keys bug finally solved in the new versions
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
> Message-ID: <200904261716.52099.markus at sismografo.es>
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> with the new versions soon to be out, is there any chance that *** compose
> key bugs for accented characters is solved? If you google a bit around you
> will find a _lot_ of complaints of french, spanish, portuguese and
> brasilian users about that problem and I am afraid all those users (or
> possible users) get a bit tired of ubuntu saying its a scribus problems,
> scribus saying its a qt problem, trolltech saying its an ubuntu problem
> (fill in here yourself all the possible combinations of shifting the
> problem between those three).

> All I can say is that I'm using a Compose key on Fedora 9 and 10 on
> various computers without problems.
> Greg

> > All I can say is that I'm using a Compose key on Fedora 9 and 10 on
> > various computers without problems.
> I use the heavily-warned-against-here 1.3.4-based scribus-ng package on
> Kubuntu intrepid (also heavily-warned-against-here), and accents and
> characters created with the compose key seem to work just fine.
> Is there a particular bug you have in mind? I tried a few things and they
> all seemed to work.
>   Doc

there seams to be an easy fix for it: just run scribus in its default
language (which -- at the end -- is english).

iirc -- and if the situation hasn't changed in the last few years --
this will solve your problem.
afaik, it's a problem related to way ubuntu patches qt, so scribus has
really no control over it!

on the sunny side, i guess that the issue should be solved with qt 4,
so future releases of scribus should automatically work correctly!

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