[scribus] designing instructional posters on code/programming -- lots of syntax highlighting

ale rimoldi ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Sun May 20 16:33:59 UTC 2018

hi alec

if you're interested in a solution that does not involve postscript, i
would be willing to work on it.

my preferred way would be a python script that runs in scribus and scans
all the frames for code (attributes? paragraph styles?)  and applies
character styles for the highlighting.

you will probably then have to use 1.5.x, since it's likely that
i will need to create small patches to scribus and improve the
scripter (the patches will be proposed for inclusion in the scribus main

the alternative is an external python script that produces html files,
that then can then be imported in scribus.
on top of it a python scripts runs inside of scribus and updates the
frames from the external html files.
in this case too, it might be necessary to improve the html importer
and possible the scripter.
again, you'll probably need to use the development
version of scribus.

defining a css file that can be read by scribus, is an interesting
project and i might be able to create a scribus plugin that exports and
imports css for syncing the styles between files.
it is very likely that it also would be integrated in the development
version of scribus.

so, if you're ready to work with the development version of scribus, i
could write a project description (and make you a quote).

hiring me is possible, but i'm not sure it will be trivial.
i'm probably not in the same country as you and i'm not yet officially
a freelancers... i won't relocate, but i can do the paperwork with my
tax authorities.

getting money for this project is not a condition for me to work on
it, but i would welcome it, i could earn some money through it.

finally, getting the whole thing to work with the stable scribus 1.4 is
for sure possible, but i would only do it for money and only by first
programming it for the development version and then porting the code to
the stable version.

have a wonderful start to the week

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