[scribus] Is Scribus of No Practical Use to Engineers, Scientists and Mathematicians?

Professor Rodney Coates rcoates at seiche.com
Sun Aug 23 20:07:52 CEST 2009

Dear Thomas, Dear Everyone .....

Many thanks for all your comments.

There is something odd going on here - much odder than I had at first  

If Symbol WORKS with Thomas's Mac, then presumably the problem lies  
somewhere on my own Mac. Bearing in mind the failure of several other  
applications on my own Mac to handle Symbol font (Mail, TextEdit,  
Page) maybe it is something wrong with the way my machine is configured.

If Symbol DOES'NT work on Thomas's ... then the plot thickens and I  
shall feel that my query was not in vain.

Meanwhile, I shall toddle off and try downloading Scribus onto some of  
the other Macs I have here in case it is, perhaps, operating system  
version or machine/processor dependant.

Once again, many thanks for a remarkably cogent and extremely detailed  
sequence of e-mails.

All the best,


On 23 Aug 2009, at 18:39, Thomas Zastrow wrote:

> Professor Rodney Coates schrieb:
>> The Symbol font will not display; Zapf Dingbats will not display;
>> Render Frame will not work (). Latex/Tex is not working/ 
>> available ....
> Dear Professor Coates,
> after the long discussion, let me come back to your original  
> problem :-)
> I tried it out and I have absolute no problem with the "Symbol" font  
> in
> Scribus. See the screenshot:
> http://www.thomas-zastrow.de/temp/scribusSymbol.png
> Tomorrow in the university, I will try it on Mac, but I think, this is
> not a Scribus problem.
> Best,
> Tom
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