[scribus] Little red boxes in text documents

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Tue Mar 2 10:37:57 CET 2010

hi michael
> I'm getting those little red boxes throughout text documents I bring
> into my work via the "insert text" command, from kwrite in OpenSUSE
> linux. They always appear where an apostrophe or a quote mark should be,
> and sometimes in empty spaces between sentences. They add extra blank
> spaces if ignored, when the document is printed, so I put the cursor to
> the left of each, add the punctuation mark needed, if any, and then
> delete the red box. If I type a document myself directly into a text
> frame, or use the story editor, the red boxes do not appear. They're
> harmless and easily removed, I suppose they have a purpose, and in a
> very long text document they could be quite annoying. I'm only doing
> newsletters and church bulletins, so they're just one more step to be
> dealt with.

those red boxes are placeholders for missing glyphs in the font your're 

you are probably using a free fancy font which does not imlement all the 


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