[scribus] Italic Text when using Scripter

ale rimoldi ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Mon Nov 14 21:45:39 UTC 2011

hi henry,

> I have a script that makes a photo album from a directory of
> pictures. It actually reads the file names and associated photo
> titles from a file which lets me label the pictures as well as put
> them in an arbitrary order. The only thing that it isn't doing, which
> I have to do manually, is change the character style in many (but not
> all) of the photo labels. Many of the photos I'm working with are of
> plants and animals and they are labeled with both their common names
> and with their Latin binomials.
> What I'd like is to be able to have the text marked in some way so
> that when I bring it in from the text file, the Latin part is
> presented in italic.
> I don't see anything about doing this, although I can't say I've
> looked everywhere. I did find a post to this list on April 21, 2011
> (by a.l.e) that says, "the scripter still does not support character
> styles. it will do before the end of the summer. promised." So, does
> the scripter support character styles? Or do I still have to do this
> manually?

you have to do it manually for now.

the scripter 2 which will be soon integrated into 1.5svn will support
it. but the 1.4.x series will probably never do...

"sadly", i've never said that you will be able to do it with scribus
soon, but that scribus will have it soon...

sorry for having to deceive you :-(


p.s.: greg's proposition may be a usable workaround for you...

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