[scribus] Problem with alternate stylistics

Gabriel Grosso ggrosso.dg at gmail.com
Tue May 21 20:57:33 UTC 2013

On 05/20/2013 10:03 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 05/20/2013 03:16 PM, Gabriel Grosso wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> It seems that I can't get to render these «alternate» glyphs, like 
>> old style figures and some others. I don't know if it's the problem 
>> with some glyphs or the Scribus SVN version. I provide a link to show 
>> what i want to achieve.
>> http://tinypic.com/r/9bd83s/5
>> http://tinypic.com/r/99narn/5
>> http://tinypic.com/r/9ps5dw/5
>> Anyone know how to "activate" them? I can see they properly in 
>> FontMatrix. I'm on ArchLinux 64.
> If you can't see a glyph in the Enhanced Character Palette, you will 
> not be able to use it in Scribus. The glyphs are font-dependent. If a 
> font doesn't have a glyph, you see a black rectangle in the Palette. 
> Scribus does its own error-checking and will reject, so whether 
> something shows up in another app of some sort doesn't matter.
> This is an important issue when you want to use uncommon characters: 
> pick your font wisely.
> Greg
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  Hi Greg,
So it appears that i can't use this


Well, there's any workaround or solution? I mean, this happens with the 
most of my fonts, and i think that the sets are complete but Scribus 
don't know how to "interprete" or render it. I can't understand why that 
alternates aren't mapped. For example, what happens if i buy this font 
from here MyFonts <http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/din-next/> and 
when i try to use it with THAT feature set with my professional DTP and 
open source graphic tool doesn't support it? I think, IMHO, that it 
isn't and advanced feature. Again, i guess i'll try downgrading from 1.5 
to see if this happens too.

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