[scribus] using symbols like ', ^, ~

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 3 16:10:27 CEST 2010

On 04/03/2010 07:05 AM, Martin Costabel wrote:
> Christoph Schäfer wrote:
>> Am Samstag, 3. April 2010 01:33:15 schrieb Gustavo Nicodemo:
>>> Submitted on 04/03/2010
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>>> Name: Gustavo Nicodemo
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>>> Subject: using symbols like ', ^, ~
>>> Message:
>>> I can't use symbols like "~", very used in portuguese writing. To obtain
>>> "ã", for example, usually just need to press '~' and 'a'. Doing this I'm
>>> obtaining "~a" in Scribus. What I need to do to obtain "ã"?. Thanks.
>> This is an issue with some Linux distros, including the one you are
>> using. One of our developers is currently working on a fix that will
>> prevent the issue on those platforms. It won't be available for
>> 1.3.3.x, though.
> Not only Linux:
> On MacOSX 10.6 with the X11 version of Scribus-1.3.6, dead keys do not
> work, neither in the story editor nor directly in the text frame.
> With the aqua version, dead keys work in the story editor, but not in
> the text frame.
> Composite characters that are directly available, for example accented
> characters on a French keyboard or c-cedilla on a Portuguese keyboard,
> are working in all these cases. Only the dead keys do not work.
There also seems to be some unpredictable hardware (keyboard?) issues.
My Fedora 12 works fine with Story Editor, not directly in the frame 
(Edit Contents), but I have an older computer running F12 that refuses 
to make ° anywhere with a compose key, even outside of Scribus.

What I have done in the past sometimes is use Klipper to save a number 
of accented characters -- as clumsy as that is, it can be faster than 
some other workarounds.


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