[scribus] Scribus+Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Arabic text gets scrambled (help is needed: newbie)

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 29 01:47:07 CET 2010

On 12/28/2010 05:35 PM, Astrobob Group wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am a new user of Scribus&  I am in charge of a newsletter which is to
> be written in Arabic. I have read that Scribus supports Arabic which is
> apparent from the text editor which I already used to write in Arabic,
> but the problem arises when the text is entered in the layout of the
> newsletter. Particularly, the letter are being written in the
> left-to-right style (as in English) rather than right-to-left as
> supposed&  hence all words are scrambled&  unreadable.
> Could someone guide me in the process of solving this problem ?
> Maybe I should note that I am operating on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (gnome) with
> the Scribus version
> I hope someone of you would be able to help.

Not sure where we are with Arabic support.
Have you selected the right-to-left button in text tab of Properties? 
(looks like a backwards R)


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