[scribus] Why does a "space" and "left parentheses" cause text to justify?

Garry Robbins garry.robbins at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 01:06:20 CET 2011

Thank you, Gregory.

I wasn't sure if this was some sort of functionality that I hadn't
encountered before, so I didn't overload the initial question.

As it turns out, it was nothing to do with Scribus.  I downloaded some Goudy
fonts from fontyukle and the one I chose for my headings (
regular weight) appears to have an error in the font metrics for the "("
character.  I can reproduce the exact problem in OpenOffice.

I had a first line indent of -10mm, left indent of 20mm, 0 right indent,
fixed linespacing, 16pt, no optical margins, everything else plain jane.

On a humbling note, I had been trying to figure out what was going on for
quite a while, when my wife came in the room.  I told her what problem I was
having, and she said "Oh, that happens to me at work. Try a different
font.".  I guess I won't tease her about the three icons on her desktop
(much) any more.


On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 6:04 PM, Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> wrote:

> On 02/05/2011 01:32 PM, Garry Robbins wrote:
>> I have a simple text line such as:
>> 1 Firstname Lastname (1607-1677)
>> which results in some sort of tabbing / justification / extra white space
>> between the "e" of "Lastname" and the left parenthesis "(".
>> The style for the line includes a left tab stop between the line number
>> and
>> the Firstname.
>> I've tried nonbreaking spaces, but nothing short of replacing the "(" with
>> "[" seems to stop the extra whitespace.
> It would help to know what justification you're using, whether you are
> using any tabs, and whether you are using any advanced options for
> letter/word spacing.
> Greg
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