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

Gillian Coates gacoates at seiche.com
Mon Aug 24 00:20:13 CEST 2009

Hi Peter,

So what on earth is going on? It works for you and for Thomas on a PC,  
but not for me.

I have now downloaded Scribus onto my wife's iMac. Clean easy download  
and a rapid installation. BUT ....

Exactly the same problems as on my own PowerBook: Scribe, Mail,  
TextEdit will not allow font changes to Symbol or Zapf Dingbats, will  
allow pretty well everything else - I cannot check absolutely every  
font on all of them. Illustrator, Word and Photoshop all allow Symbol  
to be used just fine.

I shall try some more Macs tomorrow but I have to say I am mystified  
and now, not at all convinced it is in fact a Scribus problem.

Many thanks for your help,


On 23 Aug 2009, at 21:46, mrdocs wrote:

> On Sunday 23 August 2009 17:39:01 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
> I can confirm with Scribus that  Apple Symbol and Zapf  
> Dingbat work
> fine on OSX 10.5.8 here.
> I even created a small OpenOffice doc and used these two fonts and  
> then
> imported the doc into Scribus.. Worked perfectly as expected.
> Peter
> Peter
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