[scribus] Text outlining

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sun Oct 18 19:35:36 CEST 2009

John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Oct 2009 09:23:33 -0400
> Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> dijo:
>> On 10/17/2009 11:15 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
>>> Using 1.3.5 RC3 on Jaunty.

>>> I can't figure out how to get this right.
>>> I have a small text frame on a book cover. Underneath is a black and
>>> white line art drawing. I want to give the text a bit of a white
>>> outline so that when a character hits a piece of the underlying artwork
>>> it will still have a solid white area around it.
>>> Outlining the text works, but the outline appears inside the character,
>>> not outside the character.
>> I just tried this out and find no flaw on 1.3.5 (1.3.6svn actually, but 
>> I don't that should matter).
>> Maybe this is some kind of anti-aliasing problem?
> I can't remember if the list allows uploading a file, but I'll try it.
> Attached (I hope) is a small sample file. In case it doesn't make it,
> you can recreate it by creating a simple line at a diagonal, then
> placing a text box on top. In the text box type or enter enough text to
> cover the line. I used Junicode 12 points. Select some of the text and
> apply a 3% white outline. 

Not sure that this isn't exactly what you'd expect if you outline a font 
of a given size in white ?

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore,MSc EDM (Open),B.A. Chem (Oxon),CMIOSH,CEnv,AIEMA,MEI
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