[scribus] An idea about fonts

Rolf-Werner Eilert eilert-sprachen at t-online.de
Wed Feb 27 07:23:47 UTC 2013

Hi Staffan,

that's clearly another thing to do, and it doesn't affect my issue 
directly, it would rather complement it:

Once you had defined the different standard shapes for a given font (my 
idea), you could define the paragraph formats for the import (your idea).

Yes, that would be cool :-)


Am 26.02.2013 19:11, schrieb Staffan Melin (Oscillator):
> Hi!
> 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,
> Staffan
> 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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