[scribus] Drop Caps

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Wed Apr 7 04:52:30 CEST 2010

On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 21:40:42 -0400
Louis Desjardins <louis.desjardins at gmail.com> dijo:

>2010/4/6 Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>
>> On 04/06/2010 02:10 PM, a.l.e wrote:
>>> still, scribus drop caps only support one single character... so no
>>> chance to put "Q&A" in the drop cap.

>You could also create or modify a font in order to have this "Q&A"
>group made into one single letter.

It would be a lot easier to do the Q&A as a separate text frame and set
it inline. Modifying a font is not simple unless you are familiar with
the process (and I'm not). 

Greg said:
>> I presumed that one paragraph would have the Q, another the A.

How does that get "Q&A" into the beginning of a paragraph?

a.l.e. said
>but this last issue will featured in our bug tracker very soon :-)
>no, it's already there:

I note that the bug or feature request was filed nearly a year and a
half ago and there seems to have been no action.

The person posting that bug/request mentioned the need for two
characters in Spanish, but in English we need it too. For example, what
if the paragraph starts with a quote? For example:

"Yes, my dear" he said obediently.

Just having the quote mark as a drop cap would look ridiculous.

When this thread started I was surprised that Scribus can do only the
initial letter. (I don't use drop caps often.) I think even OOo can do
multiple characters in a drop cap paragraph. I wonder how much work it
would be to add the feature.

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