[scribus] An esoteric script - text scrambling

Kunda Loves Scribus scribus.user at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 04:46:05 UTC 2014

On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 8:03 PM, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> Kunda asked me to write a script that would scramble the text in a
> document for privacy reasons.
> It seemed that ideally such a script should retain the structure of the
> original as far as styles, linespacing, and so on, and since this wasn't an
> exercise in sending a secret message that could be deciphered, no set
> conversion algorithm should be used.
> So I began with the character-by-character analytical feature of
> en+emdash.py, but instead of just looking for hyphens, modified to look for
> all letters a-z and A-Z.
> Using the python random module, it's easy to repeatedly generate random
> letters of the alphabet to replace the originals.
> So far I have failed to get this to work on an entire document, but am
> able to make it work on all the frames on a page.
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Scrambling_Text
> Greg

Hey Greg,
Thanks again for taking the time, my friend. I plan to utilize this script
very soon (when I get a chunk of time to dedicate to that process). I also
hope that this strategy can be offered and utilized by others who have bugs
but don't wish to submit the .sla due to any privacy/confidentiality

Really appreciate your work, skill, and your patience.

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