[scribus] Solving Language Issues

Alexandre Prokoudine alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 14:13:13 UTC 2015

On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 4:47 PM, Peter Nermander wrote:
>> This way Support any language supported by Qt itself (Almost every human
>> language)
> But that will NOT solve how Scribus renders text on the canvas, becuase
> there Scribus uses it's own rendering engine to be able to perform precise
> glyph placement that a regular text input box can't handle.

What Peter said :)

Also, Qt relies on the very same glyph shaper called harfbuzz that
Scribus was going to use. I can recall at least 3 attempts to port
Scribus to harfbuzz, but all contributors eventually disappeared
without ever finishing their work, as far as I can tell.

In other words, a little persistence applied in the right direction
could get someone a status of international FOSS hero.


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