[scribus] What is Glyphenstauchung?
zm at revue-gugu.org
Thu Dec 19 09:18:03 UTC 2013
Sorry Christoph and developers,
I did not want to make it sound in a negative way. Like you say, it is
about "filling lines optimally".
We would need to ask a font developer what he or she thinks about
"modifying their characters" for the purpose of layout.
I remember years ago about layout books having nasty things to say about
those consumer-level pseudo-italics tools which would alter characters
in a rather non-so-subtle way... Now stretching laterally or slimming
will depend on the character. Guess a hyphen will cope better than an "o".
I often tell people with conviction that Scribus gives the layouter
"total" control over what happens on the page; in contrast to Word which
people know and which tends to want "to know better" than the user. So I
do appreciate all the tools available. Each user will know what suits
his or her audience.
So again, no offence was meant. I hope Rolf can use it for whatever he
has going at the moment,
On 19.12.2013 09:38, "Christoph Schäfer" wrote:
> It's much more than a "cheating tool", quite the contrary. Glyph
> Extension is an advanced typographic tool that allows for subtly
> modifying the (horizontal) shapes of glyphs without disrupting the
> overall layout. It requires a bit of experimentation to get to know
> how lines can be filled optimally, and ideally, Glyph Extension
> should only be applied after all other optimisation options,
> especially hyphenation, have been exhausted.
>> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 18. Dezember 2013 um 18:00 Uhr Von: "ZASKE
>> Martin" <zm at revue-gugu.org> An: scribus at lists.scribus.net Betreff:
>> Re: [scribus] What is Glyphenstauchung?
>> In English it is called Glyph Extension.
>> It is a "permission", I believe, where you allow Scribus to abuse
>> (or stretch or squish) the actual characters of text for needs of
>> To see it operate, create a text box and type very little text and
>> then opt for align text justified or even forced justified. If you
>> set your new toy to the maxes and pick a huge font size, you will
>> see the stretching nicely. Enjoy. (This looks like a cheating tool
>> for desperate layout staff; still nice to have, nod to our
>> On 18.12.2013 17:23, Rolf-Werner Eilert wrote:
>>> In the style managing dialog, I find Glyphenstauchung (sorry,
>>> don't know what it is in English locale) and some values the
>>> meaning of which isn't clear to me. On the font tab, I find
>>> Horizontal Scaling - this seems to be a different thing though.
>>> Can somebody here explain me what that is - or point me to a wiki
>>> page or link that can enlighten me?
>>> Thanks so much!
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