[scribus] Version 1.3.7 portable

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 17 18:51:57 CEST 2010

On 07/17/2010 12:18 PM, a.l.e wrote:
> hallo henzer
>> where can I find the portable version of Scribus 1.3.7 ??
>> Taking VMWare to make the 1.3.7-Version portable a pop-up always
>> appears:
>> "On your system no fonts were found"  --- Scribus wouldn't start.
> portable version in vmware?
> why don't you install the normal version of scribus?
> however, afaik, the portable version is not maintained by the "official" scribus community...

I have run Scribus from an installation on a USB stick without problems, 
so it is possible. This was just a "normal" install of a Windows 
version, so you don't really need some "special" Portable Scribus to do 

You just have to put your mind into the "mind" of Scribus. If you're 
trying to run it on a system without fonts, what good is that? So you 
say, "But I have fonts!", in which case the issue comes down to Scribus 
knowing where to look. I forget the precise sequence, but Scribus will 
look in a standard series of locations for fonts, which in Linux is 
going to include a /home/mylogin/.fonts location. I think Windows has 
some sort of pseudo-fonts directory. So what you need to do is to 
trick/help Scribus into finding where your fonts are on whatever system 
you're trying to run it on.

Some specifics about your system(s) would perhaps be useful to us trying 
to troubleshoot.


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