[scribus] Italic Text when using Scripter

Henry Hartley henryhartley at westat.com
Tue Nov 15 15:59:59 UTC 2011

Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> > 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. 
>> You might try this: 
>> setFont(...)
>> setFont("font", ["name"])
>> combined with: 
>> selectText(...)
>> selectText(start, count, ["name"])

Since the metadata for a given collection of photographs (the file with titles) doesn't really chance except for new additions, this might be worth the effort. I could add a series of number pairs for the italicized words or phrases (most titles only have one but a few have two). Then I could use those for the selectText() start and count values.

An alternative would be to mark up the titles with some character or character string that never appears in the content (hey, I could use <em> and </em>, that would be original). Then, examine the text for those strings, pull them out noting where they were in the text, and selectText() with those noted values. Trickier to code but easier to mark up my text file and less prone to error, once it's done.

For now, since I was in a hurry, I modified my document manually, but I can see this saving me time over the long haul.



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