[scribus] An idea about fonts

Staffan Melin (Oscillator) staffan.melin at oscillator.se
Tue Feb 26 18:11:54 UTC 2013


I think the energy should be spent on making the OpenDocument text
import handle character styles (and functioning paragraph styles).

When receiving texts there should be a step BEFORE Scribus where a
text doc is prepared for importing into Scribus, ie all formatting
converted into proper chara and para styles.

See my suggested workflow at: http://libregraphicsproduction.com/

Kind regards,


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Rolf-Werner Eilert
<eilert-sprachen at t-online.de> wrote:
> In my work with Scribus, there are frequently texts from other people from
> word processors which are hardly formatted. Some words in italics, some
> bold, you will know that.
> The fonts in Scribus are shown as their actual files, i. e. "Regular",
> "Bold", "Italics" etc.
> What do you think about a way of defining somewhere the usual "Bold",
> "Italics" etc. for a font, like a bracket that keeps the files of one family
> together under one name.
> I could imagine a simple function offering the four "usual" forms and a a
> simple way of defining the font family name and which file is intended to
> belong to each shape. From then on, each shape would be accessible by a
> common keystroke like "Ctrl+B" or so, maybe even that could be definable
> somewhere (else?).
> If we go further, we could even introduce finer steps like "half bold",
> "full bold" and their shortcuts, or whatever the user needs. If someone has
> a font family which is often used and which offers several shapes with fine
> steps from "Thin" to "Ultra Bold", he might define himself a number of
> shortcuts to call them (instead of having to choose them from the list each
> time).
> What do you think?
> Rolf
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