[scribus] skewed text frame & text distances
eu at doxos.eu
Sun Nov 27 12:03:04 UTC 2016
> The text distances have a limited application.I don't see the sense in
> wasting the programming time to cover all instances. You have to have an
> entirely different concept. For a circle or a star shape, what is Top,
> Bottom, Left, and Right?
As long as there is text, it has a defined line direction, therefore
there is unambiguous left/right and implicitly also top/bottom (as long
as we agree it is perpendicular to left-right).
> Another idea: why not, instead of these text distances, be able to
> shrink the frame shape while leaving the contour line alone? This is in
> effect what text distances are doing.
That is the general approach, but it will also add margin top/bottom.
Left/right margins are so prominent that I think it makes sense to have
it as a easily accessible setting. The only difference to the current
implementation is that instead of computing the leftmost/rightmost point
of the line from the frame bbox (or however it is done), it should be
computed from the the point where the text would start with zero margin.
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