[scribus] Trying to get 1.3.5 to put on Ubuntu machine

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu Aug 13 19:35:50 CEST 2009

On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 10:27:19 -0600
StevenD <daytonmeister at gmail.com> dijo:

> I used the same (GDebi Package Installer) to get mine installed and have 
> also been wondering about other fonts. I guess I need to read up on how 
> to install fonts on Ubuntu. At least I hope there is something that will 
> address that issue. Anyway Scribus looks good so far.

It is not officially recommended to use 1.3.5 for important work. But I
decided to take the risk and used it for my latest project, I'm also on
Jaunty. I have had the a couple of hangs due to bugs, but I save often,
plus I do a frequent Save As so I will always have a known good
version. I have never lost any work. (Knocking on wood, throwing salt
over shoulder.) 

As for fonts, there is a page here that will explain how to install
fonts on Linux:


I just reread the above page and realized I wrote it over a year ago.
It could stand a bit of updating, plus there is a typo. :( But
everything in it is still essentially correct.

As for how and where to get fonts, there are a gazillion of free fonts
on the net. You could spend a month just trying them all out. However,
I recommend that you start by looking in System > Administration >
Synaptic Package Manager. Many free fonts are available in packages so
you don't even have to trouble yourself with installation. 

If you are new to DTP I would also suggest reading up on the different
classes of fonts (text, display, and so on). For example, it is
generally acceptable to use a sans-serif font for headlines, but not
for body text. Learning all the rules for proper font usage will make
your work look more professional. Scribus is all about design freedom,
but that means you have to know what you're doing.

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