[scribus] Trilingual template - design ideas

Jan Schrewe jschrewe at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 28 20:30:04 CET 2009

Am Samstag 28 November 2009 19:28:53 schrieb Gerard Cunningham:
> On Sat, 2009-11-28 at 12:19 -0500, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> > On 11/28/2009 09:29 AM, Gerard Cunningham wrote:
> > > At the moment the type is 12pt Arial, since I got usability complaints
> > > whenever I went smaller. (I'm not wedded to Arial, but I am limited for
> > > now to freely licensed fonts)
> >
> > It sounds like about all you can do is to stick by your guns and argue
> > as strenuously as you can for different documents for different
> > languages. A product may have a multilingual audience, but that doesn't
> > mean each person wants multiple translations or will use more than one.
> This is a community/cultural project, and can qualify for a particular
> govt funding package if it gets the other languages in. Hence the need
> for a single book, not several editions in different languages.
> Of course, the trouble with that kind of funding model is you end up
> designing to the specs of the grant-aiding authority, rather than
> producing something useful. Still, it's not my call. I just build the
> thing.
> Anyway, in case my description of my current idea wasn't clear, you can
> see a sample of what I have in mind at
> www.faduda.net/turas/template4.pdf
> [Warning if you're not in broadbalnd land, file is about 2.3Mb]
> Suggestions, improvements and tips welcome.
> [and in case it matters, Ubuntu 9.10 with latest stable Scribus]

I gues I would do it somethin like this: 
http://www.schafproductions.com/Dokument-2.pdf (ignore the first page and 
turn on double page viewing)

With the wider main column (as noted in the other Mail the right hand side may 
be better for that) and the smaller and higher translation columns it should 
be possible to have the same text from every language in the page.

I personlaay prefer pictures above the text.

Hope that helps 


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