[scribus] Renew fonts list at runtime?

Thorsten Marquardt thorsten.marquardt at ewetel.net
Fri Nov 30 16:48:32 UTC 2018

I'm sorry. I missed to address the following to the list:

Am 30.11.18 um 16:00 schrieb Gregory Pittman:

> On 11/30/18 7:49 AM, Thorsten Marquardt wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm using scribus on Linux in combination with fontmatrix font manager.
>> It's very nice to have fonts (de)activated
>> on demand instead of installing them in either the system fonts or
>> personal fonts.But I have to restart scribus after
>> font activation to get the fonts list up to date. Is there a way to
>> force scribus to update the list of active fonts at
>> runtime? Could this be done from the scripting interface?
> Hi Thom,
> I don't know of any way to do this. Scribus of course has its own way to show or not show fonts, add additional paths for fonts, and in particular its own font verification. You might use fontmatrix to allow a font, but Scribus may not allow it because something about it is deficient.
> Greg

Hi Greg,

I didn't have trouble to use any font (de) activated by fontmatrix until
now. But I have to restart scribus to become it aware of the modified
font list. Okay, this is not a problem at all but a little annoying. So
it would be great to have scribus reread the active fonts on demand
without restarting.


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