[scribus] a new ebook

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Wed Jun 13 10:26:43 UTC 2012

On 13/06/2012, at 11:33, Dimitri Robert <dimitri.robert at libresavous.org> wrote:

> Le 10/06/2012 14:34, wena a écrit :
>> There was a thread on a similar subject some 2 months ago on this forum.
>> Some one suggested that there was some suggestion of a development towards
>> producing e books from Scribus.
> Sorry if I'm wrong but, in my point of view, eBooks are in a web logic, adaptive (size of the tablet, size of fonts) and Scribus is in a paper logic (static paper format, for printing on a non adaptive support).
> It is the role of Scribus to produce eBooks ?

The role of Scribus will develop over time as the publishing space changes and user requests come in. For now the primary focus is printed media with top notch PDF output as a primary goal.

The idea of HTML/CSS export is an old one and has been in our bug tracker forever. The fact that ebooks may be using a similar format is a nice side effect.

I see no reason that a best effort export option like Ale is working on cannot be fully supported within Scribus.

There's no point in arguing if Scribus should do it - it will do it to a certain level within a few weeks or months. Ale's plugin already works at a basic level and he has a good design document to work from. 

Don't use the export option if you don't want to.


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