[scribus] Scribus PDF

Jean Ghali jghali at libertysurf.fr
Thu Aug 24 16:02:24 UTC 2017

Le 24/08/2017 à 16:45, BOURASSE Aziz a écrit :
> Why is it impossible to include special characters (like '#' for example) in a text field name property on a pdf document ?

The PDF spec apparently does not specifically disallow the '#' character, however, the
field name should allow it be used in embedded javascripts, ie it should be also a valid
Javascript variable name. If I quote https://mathiasbynens.be/notes/javascript-identifiers:

"An identifier must start with $, _, or any character in the Unicode categories “Uppercase
letter (Lu)”, “Lowercase letter (Ll)”, “Titlecase letter (Lt)”, “Modifier letter (Lm)”,
“Other letter (Lo)”, or “Letter number (Nl)”.

The rest of the string can contain the same characters, plus any U+200C zero width
non-joiner characters, U+200D zero width joiner characters, and characters in the Unicode
categories “Non-spacing mark (Mn)”, “Spacing combining mark (Mc)”, “Decimal digit number
(Nd)”, or “Connector punctuation (Pc)”."

The '#' character belongs to the unicode "Ponctuation, Other" category, so it cannot be
used in a javascript variable name and hence should not be used in a PDF field name.


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