[scribus] Compare.pdf (crossposted)

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Jan 29 21:38:47 CET 2011

On Saturday 29 January 2011 15:29:16 Barry McKenna wrote:
> On 1/29/2011 11:47 AM, John Culleton wrote:
> > With the generous help of others I put together a set of samples
> > of the same text as set by various programs, TeX, Scribus, OO
> > Writer, MSWord, InDesign and PagePlus.
> >
> >   IMO TeX, InDesign and Scribus form the first tier, PagePlus
> > almost makes it and the two word processors bring up the rear.  I
> > used 1.5.0 (my usual tool) for the Scribus samples.
> >
> > Download it here and make up your own list of winners and also
> > rans: http://wexfordpress.com/tex/compare.pdf
> John,
> It may be a particular Windows/Scribus/pdf issue with my
> system/HP 1018 - or not, I don't know - but the Scribus
> printed output looks distinctly different from the Tex and
> Open Writer; the same as my Scribus (1.3.9) to pdf output
> when I _don't_ "Embed PDF": The printed output looks a bit
> jagged under a loop as when the font is converted to outlines.
> Barry
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It is possible that I messed up. I'll check. But the issue I am 
addressing is the layout of the text, hyphenation, space between words 
and the like, and not the typeface as such.
John Culleton
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