[scribus] reading pub and idd files

"Christoph Schäfer" christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Tue Apr 16 05:54:41 UTC 2013

> Gesendet: Montag, 15. April 2013 um 15:16 Uhr
> Von: JLuc <jluc at no-log.org>
> An: scribus at lists.scribus.info
> Betreff: Re: [scribus] reading pub and idd files
> Le 13/04/2013 11:51, ale rimoldi a écrit :
> > [snip]think about reverse engineering the indesign file format.
> > [snip] it's a lot of work
>  > [snip]
> As for now, scribus 1.5 reads IDML files,
> but this import is far from being perfect yet,
> so there is some testing and debuging to be done here.
> By chance, this is probably a more easy area.
> Remember : i'm sure it's better to debug existing features
> rather than creating new features and new bugs ;
> or as one might said : "better one correct feature thant too bugged ones"
> so i'd personnaly rather favour debuging IDML import...

I fully agree. IDML is an XML representation of INDD, and once it works reasonably (not perfectly; this is probably impossible unless someone wants to clone InDesign), it will be much easier to add an (externally written) library for INDD import.


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