[scribus] Text outlining

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 18 19:46:51 CEST 2009

On 10/18/2009 01:35 PM, John Beardmore wrote:
> 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 ?
Yes, this is the way that outlining works, and is how showing the border 
with Shapes works as well. What you see as you increase the thickness of 
the outline is that the outline both increases the overall size of the 
shape/glyph, but also encroaches on the body of the shape/glyph.


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