[scribus] Insert glyph

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Sun Mar 29 19:33:29 CEST 2009

On Sun, 29 Mar 2009 09:44:14 -0700
John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> dijo:

Greg and JLuc said
> > >>
> > >> I should also add that if you're using Story Editor, it needs to be
> > >> available in the SE display font to show there.
> > > 
> > > What is the SE display font?

> > > I created a style using Junicode bold, 20 points. I wish to enter
> > > several characters from the IPA block in Unicode. One of them is 026a,
> > > another is 0283 and another (from combining diacriticals) is 0361. I
> > > have used these characters in this font for years in other programs,
> > > but Scribus seems to think that this font does not have those glyphs.
> > > They do not appear in the Insert > Glyph drop-down window. even though
> > > that font is selected in the window. A lot of other glyphs do not
> > > appear as well.
> > > 
> > > In I am completely stuck because F12 does not work. In 1.3.5 I
> > > can at least use the standard Linux method of Ctrl-Shift-u, followed by
> > > the code and spacebar. However, while the characters appear in the
> > > story editor, in the text frame I see just empty square boxes.
> > 
> > You're lucky since it sometimes creates black holes
> > instead of square boxes :
> > http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=6740
> > but this has been judged a (disturbing ?) "commentaire".
> > 
> > I'll have to go on investigate this again however, someday...
> That bug report is not the same problem that I am experiencing.
> In my case the font DOES have the requested glyphs. Try pasting this
> line into a blank text frame:
> Linguists need combining diacriticals to type a word like [bɪt͡ʃ].
> The IPA characters are 026A [ɪ], 0361 tie bar, 0283 [ʃ].
> Now that you have the line in the document, apply bold to the text. You
> will find that the IPA characters appear fine in regular, but turn to
> white boxes when bold is applied.
> There is also the fact that the Insert > Glyph windows does not display
> these characters at all if the font is bold version of the font. And
> many other glyphs are also missing from the display.
> I don't know where the problem comes from, but I know I never had the
> problem in Hardy, so it must be something that was changed in Intrepid.
> And I just tried the March 26 beta of Jaunty and discovered that the
> problem remains.

I have filed a bug report here:


Note that I have confirmed that it also happens in OOo, AbiWord and
KWord, as well as Scribus. So the problem is a[pparently not coming
from Scribus.

Unfortunately, my bug report is coming very late for Jaunty, as the
final release date is set for April 23. This bug is very serious for me
because I must use IPA characters constantly in my work. I would really
appreciate it if users here could confirm what I have noted above and
then make comments on the launchpad bug report.

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