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About Travels of Baron Munchausen

January 3rd, 2011 · Tags: · · Comments Off on About Travels of Baron Munchausen

[This is the about section of the the Travels of Baron Munchausen publication :-)] How should I disengage myself? I was not much pleased with my awkward situation — with a wolf face to face; our ogling was not of the most pleasant kind. If I withdrew my arm, then the animal would fly the […]

The first months of 2011

December 23rd, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · 3 Comments

What the first half of the new OSP-year looks like from here: January Start with a bang: Monday January 3 all OSPs gather for a Scribus experiment. You’ll hear more about once we get there! Antoine from l’École Estienne, Paris joins us for an internship of three months. We have new plans for some kind […]

Scenario for vowels, consonants and a text-engine

November 23rd, 2010 · Tags: · · · 2 Comments

Imagine1 a paragraph in Scribus. The first word consists of three vowels and a consonant. The Scribus text-engine receives this cluster of characters as a first input. Now the shaper will start to work; it has to decide what features need to be applied to the cluster. Do characters need to be re-ordered? Do ligatures […]

Scribus Re-loaded

November 22nd, 2010 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Scribus Re-loaded

Fresh news from Paris: Since a few months the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie supports the Scribus team. The goal is to make the program ready for new developers and users from Asia and Africa and this is *very* good news for the rest of us too! The project goes under the code name “Scribus-OIF” […]

Text engine القطع الأثرية

November 15th, 2010 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Text engine القطع الأثرية

On the way to a new text engine, the nice things that will be lost. As of revision 15877, Scribus displays severals paragraphs, fully shaped and featured, but remains uncertain of where to put them. The Scribus/OIF project goes on, aiming, among other things, to make graphic designers a bit less nervous.