[scribus] Text Filter (script?) on import (get text)

ale rimoldi ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Wed Jan 11 18:50:52 UTC 2012

hi richard

> First, well done for providing Scribus, the Open Source DTP
> application. Looking good from my admittedly minimal exposure to the
> tool so far. Compliments section complete, on to the problem:
> When I use Scribus to "GetText", for a text frame, from a text file,
> I have the option to apply text filters to the content.  This works
> fine, but only applies paragraph styles.  It seems to me that it
> shouldn't be that difficult for a scriptable application like Scribus
> to both apply paragraph styles AND character styles, one after the
> other, as specified in the "Text Filters" dialogue box.  However, the
> option to use character styles appears to be unavailable at that
> point.
> I guess another way to do this would be to write a perl or python
> script to parse the XML, and call this manually after the import.
> This strikes me as a problem that many other people must have already
> solved, and I would appreciate any helpful suggestions pointing to
> the correct fix.  I'm only a beginner with Scribus, so forgive me if
> I'm missing the obvious way to do this.  

character styles for the scripter and the importers are on the radar...

very likely not hard at all to implement... but somebody has to program


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