[scribus] OpenType features
ggrosso.dg at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 22:46:17 UTC 2013
Yes, the font that i'm using is Source Sans Pro, and it has small caps, old
style numerals and a few other characters that i might or i might not need.
So i'm thinking the best -and the only- workaround that comes to my mind
1. Open the font file in Fontforge
2. 'Rescue' this special characters that i want to use and save it in a new
3. Use it in Scribus and avoid this ugly black
blocks<http://i.imgur.com/0fDKTeG.png>showing that they're "Unmapped
This could help? -Assuming that the font licence allows modifications,
which is the case-
2013/9/14 john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com>
> On Sat, 14 Sep 2013 09:04:23 -0700
> John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:
> > On Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:44:06 -0300
> > Gabriel Grosso <ggrosso.dg at gmail.com> dijo:
> > >I'm wondering if Scribus support the use of true small capitals -if
> > >the typography has ones- or if they're created by the program
> > >itself. I've seen a thread long ago about this and it has been
> > >reported as a bug<http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1413>and a
> > >future implementation in version 1.3 -long ago-.
> > >
> > >Also i have an issue when trying to use special characters like old
> > >style figures -small caps numbers-. Fontmatrix detects it as
> > >'Unmapped glyph' and also in Scribus i can't insert them via Glyphs.
> > >
> > >I've read some topics about OpenType in GNU/Linux can be accesed with
> > >XeTeX or LuaTeX, but i have zero experience working with that.
> > The first step is to verify that your font has true small caps,
> > ligatures, old style numerals, etc. and that they are encoded with the
> > correct Unicode values.
> > Assuming that your font has them, then the only way to use them
> > currently in Scribus is to insert them one at a time manually. As far
> > as I know the only program that can use them automatically (as opposed
> > to just resizing regular caps) is InDesign. I read somewhere that
> > QuarkXPress can do so also, but I can't verify that.
> > Automatically using alternate glyphs in OpenType fonts has been a
> > feature request since at least 2006:
> > http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1413
> > I should add that there also exists Graphite, an extension toolbar for
> > Libre/OpenOffice, which can do this, but it works only with a couple
> > of specially created TrueType fonts (e.g., LinuxLibertine-G).
> > Graphite is an interesting tool, but as far as I can tell it is a
> > dead end technology.
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> TeX, especially the latest Context MKIV form, will handle small caps if
> they are actually in the font. For text only or predominately books TeX
> is still the tool of choice. For book covers I prefer Scribus (see
> John Culleton
> Wexford Press
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Gabriel Alberto Grosso
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