[scribus] Can scribus support this character?

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu Jun 2 23:36:02 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:32:34 +0000
sinead ward <eanachdubh at hotmail.com> dijo:

>I am completely new to the list, having just discovered scribus this
>evening. The software looks great and I'm hoping to be able to use it
>to create a newspaper all going well. One thing I would just like to
>be sure about though is if I can write this character (like the French
>accent grave) as in áéíóú. (that is the upwards moving line used on
>vowels). This is actually called a 'fada' in the Irish language and is
>used very often in Irish so it's critical I can use it.


Welcome to Scribus!

You certainly can type those characters in Scribus, but how to do it
depends on the version of Scribus and your operating system. 

You didn't say what OS you use, but your e-mail was in iso-8859-1,
which makes me guess some flavor of Windows. If so, one easy way to do
it is to add an Irish (Gaelic) keyboard and switch to it when writing
in Gaelic. The Gaelic keyboard will make a key into a "dead
key" (probably the apostrophe). To type the á, for example, you type
the apostrophe, after which nothing appears on screen (because it's
"dead"), and then a regular a. 

There are other ways to do it as well, but I am not an expert on
Windows, so I'll defer to someone else on the list to offer more
possibilities. You should, however, reply with specifics as to the
version of Scribus and your operating system.

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