[scribus] Font selection

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Tue Jul 3 09:02:41 UTC 2012

> Þann mán  2.júl 2012 16:28, skrifaði Frank Cox:
>> I may be doing this wrong and if so, would appreciate someone
>> telling me the
>> right way to do it.
>> I have Scribus 1.4.1 installed on Centos 6.
>> When I want to select a font in the story editor, I click on the
>> little arrows
>> to the right of the font name in the story editor's window and get a
>> list of
>> fonts that stretches from the top to the bottom of the screen, with
>> an arrow on
>> the top and on the bottom of the list.  To scroll through the list
>> of fonts
>> that don't show on the screen I sit the mouse pointer on one of
>> those arrows
>> (either up or down) and the list scrolls.
>> Well and good so far, but I have just over 400 fonts on this
>> computer and it
>> takes slightly more than forty seconds (I just timed it) to scroll
>> from the top
>> of the list to the bottom.
>> Is there a way to scroll faster?  If  the font that I want starts
>> with C and
>> I'm down in W, it's a long wait to get back to C.
> I'm just curious;
> My Scribus installations so far never have shown a font list
> extending across the screen, the font listbox has rather
> been like this:
> <http://www.nett.is/~sveinki/scribus/font_list_se.png>
> The screenshot is from Scribus 1.4.0RC6 on OpenSuse 12.1 and
> KDE 4.7.2 but I have the same on LinuxMint 13 Cinnamon/Mate
> with Scribus 1.4.1.
> I'm wondering if there's a (QT)widget set missing in the
> CentOS deployment, and whether that happens also in other
> Fedora/RedHat distros ?

Fedora 17.

My font listing is the same.


Using qtconfig (qtconfig-qt4 in Fedora), what is your GUI style. If
you change it, does that make a difference?


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