[scribus] OT - Fontmatrix

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Mon Dec 28 01:22:15 CET 2009

On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 01:38:19 +0300
Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com> dijo:

>On 12/28/09, John Jason Jordan wrote:
>>>Coincidentally Gucharmap utility from GNOME used to display a list of
>>>fonts that have a particular chosen glyph.
>> Oh no! Never use that thing. It caused me hours of grief, including
>> embarrassment when I complained that Scribus was not displaying a
>> glyph that it said was in the font I was using.
>> It does an acceptable job when you open the regular font of a
>> particular face. But when you switch to the italic, bold, or
>> bold-italic version it fakes the glyphs based on what was in the
>> regular version. Thus, if a glyph exists in the regular version of
>> the face, but not in the italic, bold, or bold-italic version, you
>> will never know that it is missing in the other versions.
>And the number of your bugzilla record on that is... ? :)

It's not a bug. It's a badly designed feature.

>P.S. Did the search thing in Glyphs tab work for you? :)

No, because:

1) You can't enter a Unicode value; you must enter the character name,
yet most of the characters I need have no Unicode name, just a value

2) I need to check ~120 glyphs in each font, and the search thing in
the Glyphs tab takes only one glyph at a time.

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