[scribus] Default font for Story editor.

John Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Mon Jun 29 18:29:45 UTC 2015

On Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:36:37 -0500
Kunda Loves Scribus <scribus.user at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:24 AM, JLuc
> <jluc at no-log.org> wrote:
> > Le 29/06/2015 16:18, Kunda Loves Scribus a
> > écrit :
> >
> >> On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 12:11 AM, Owen
> >> <rcook at pcug.org.au> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Go to your .scribus directory and run;
> >>> sed 's/<Font\ Use="1"/<Font\
> >>> Use="0"/'scribus150.rc > new_rc_file and
> >>> then (after inspection of new_rc_file) move
> >>> the new_rc_file to scribus150.rc Now you
> >>> problem has been changed to going through
> >>> fonts and selecting maybe the 20 or 30 you
> >>> want to use.
> >>>
> >>
> >  Jluc, this looks like a worthy hack to add to
> >> https://github.com/JLuc/scribus-project-manager ?
> >>
> > good idea, as an autonomous tool,
> > but that UI missing feature should mainly be
> > fixed in scribus as an "uncheck all" ability
> > in the fonts preferences dialog.
> Jluc, agreed. Doesn't look like we have an
> issue for that open yet. Can you double-check ?
> Thanks!
> /Kunda
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Going back to my original query:
It appears the
the /homedirectory/.scribus/scribus150.rc file is
a key part of the the issue. The ability to
go to preferences/fonts and mark fonts as
unwanted exists in 1.4.X but not in 1.5.x So I
deleted many of the unwanted fonts, deleted the
scribus150.rc file, and reran my nightly compile
of 1.5.*.

The scribus150.rc file was recreated with the
deleted fonts missing. But how do I establish my
favorite font as the default in the story
editor? Shuffling the font references in
scribus150.rc didn't work. Scribus still
insists on handling fonts in alpha order, with
the top dog being aGaramond Italic. 

So for my next trick I will create a link to my
favorite font in the /usr/share/fonts/ttf file
with the name  of aaaLiberationSerif.ttf.
That may work or it may not. Stay tuned.

Thanks to all who participated in this thread.
My ultimate solution may not be one that was
suggested but the solutions proposed educated me
on the mechanisms in play. 

Ain't computers fun? 

John Culleton
Wexford Press
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