[scribus] Bullets, numbering and drop caps

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Thu Aug 23 12:49:34 UTC 2012

On 08/23/2012 08:33 AM, Peter Nermander wrote:
>> And I have one small question about how these features should interact between
>> each other.
> I'm not sure what is the best way, but I am thinking that "bullets"
> are (as far as I know) usually only one glyph, so drop caps could make
> sense for them. But numbering can be more than one digit, so, how many
> glyphs should be drop caps?
> I think that the most logical way is that drops caps always applies to
> the first glyph only, no matter if it is manually written or generated
> by some automatic mechanism. (Consider when Scribus get automatic
> references, then a paragraph might start with some other automatically
> generated text.)

It seems to me that people who use drop caps typically overuse them.
They really detract from reading, and when used in abundance become tedious.

I would hope we don't encourage the use of bullets and drop caps together.


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