[scribus] Problem with alternate stylistics

Gabriel Grosso ggrosso.dg at gmail.com
Wed May 22 16:46:15 UTC 2013

On 05/22/2013 11:12 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 5:58 PM, john Culleton wrote:
>> Latex (one of the TeX formats) has access to diacritical marks over any
>> letter using e.g., \H o for Hungarian umlaut. Scribus has access to
>> Latex via the Render facility. Would this be of use to the OP?
> Out of curiosity, what's the status of the Harfbuzz port? Isn't it
> supposed to simplify access to extended OpenType features?
> Alexandre Prokoudine
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Sorry that I can not follow conversations to perfection, my native 
language is Spanish. I tested version 1.4 Scribus and still can not come 
up with a way to put these stylistic alternates, which I think is very 
useful when designing. The lower case numbers, also called old-style 
figures, are practical when applying a particular style to any graphic 
design work, but more importantly, when to apply numbering in a non 
intrusive in a text where are purely letters. A few years ago i was 
using proprietary software-InDesign-for my editorial work, but since 
then, I focus on free software as the main tools for production. I 
remember in InDesign-without any intention of making stupid comparisons- 
placing such lower case numbers and stylistic alternatives (for example, 
some fonts bring the number zero with a slash across it from side to 
side, and some other variants) were as simple as selecting it in the 
paragraph style editor. I read the mails without finding any solution 
and I wonder why this feature is apparently not supported in Scribus.

Another question regarding the handling of typography is the use of 
small capitals. If I choose small capitals from the menu, are they the 
true small capital lettersor only the capitals in a lower size?

Thank you very much to all and hope not to disturb


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