[scribus] Kerning with combining diacriticals

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu Aug 13 09:05:12 CEST 2009

On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 07:53:39 +0200
Christoph Schäfer <christoph-schaefer at gmx.de> dijo:

> > can you tell us where you got this information from?
> John Jason got his information from the UI. As usual, he didn't bother to read 
> the documentation shipped with Scribus ;)
> I really don't know what else we can do, at least when it comes to Render 
> Frames. The chapter in the Help Browser isn't exactly short ...

Ah, now I see. Sort of, that is. And I do read the documentation, when
I can find it. :)

The chapter in the Help Browser isn't all that long, but I never even
knew it was there. I finally found it under Import >. And the user
interface could use a bit more information. After all, the user sees
only four fonts listed there, what else is the user to suppose? I
didn't even look for the documentation because the user interface made
it perfectly clear to me that I had a choice of only four fonts. Maybe
a sentence under the drop-down box telling the user to look in the Help
Browser for details on how to add more fonts. Or better yet, an option
in the drop down box that says "Other fonts ..." which would insert the
font syntax into the editing window with a comment about what it's for
and how to use it. Even better yet, "Other fonts" could pop up another
dialog box displaying all the user's installed fonts and let the user
just select one or more. I'm fundamentally lazy.

And the explanation in the Help Browser left me wondering what to do
with the line to add a font. Where does the name of the font go in the
line? Do I assume correctly the line goes in the editing window? How do
I find out what Scribus/LaTeX thinks the name of the font is? Does it
need the full path to the location of the font file? These things are
probably obvious to someone who is familiar with LaTeX, but users who
are not will need a couple more details.

Oh, and the Help Browser has a typo - LilyPond is listed twice. :)

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