[scribus] Special spaces access problem

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Jan 1 14:11:37 UTC 2013

On 01/01/2013 06:33 AM, Jean Ghali wrote:
> Le 01/01/2013 12:05, JLuc a écrit :
>> Hello,
>> http://www.fileformat.info/ seems to provide valuable data on fonts.
>> Gentium font is listed amongst fonts providing the Thin Space char :
>> http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2009/fontsupport.htm
>> This other page confirms it :
>> http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/font/gentium/blockview.htm?block=general_punctuation
>> and also the page on the foundry site :
>> http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=Gentium_Technical#KI
>> states it includes the interval U+2000..U+2030 that includes +2009 (thin space) and other
>> spaces.
>> However scribus doesnt provide the ability to insert that thin space and any other space
>> apart normal and non breaking space...
>> I've tryed with various gentium alternate sets : plus, basic, alt, etc
> Hi JLuc,
> Happy new year!
> A font is like a software, there are several versions and a version may contain a specific
> glyph or not. Version 1.03 contain indeed the thin space and Scribus appear to detect if
> correctly when using latest Freetype (2.4.11).

I just tried this with Gentium Basic, and had no trouble inserting a
thin space with Insert > Space > Thin space.

Unicode for thin space is 2009, in case that is useful.


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