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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0007153ScribusFontspublic2008-07-20 18:372014-07-02 04:29
Assigned To 
PlatformwindowsOSXP SP3OS VersionXP SP3
Product Version1.3.5svn 
Target Version1.7 milestoneFixed in Version 
Summary0007153: Font Name should be shown in its own language
DescriptionI am using Traditional Chinese.
Scribus can only show Font names in its English name (no matter in Font Selector or Font Previewer), but not in its original Chinese name, which are very inconvenience.
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- Relationships
has duplicate 0008898closedjghali No support show font's Chinese name 

-  Notes
subik (manager)
2009-01-28 09:48

BTW where are stored national names in fonts?
pierremarchand (reporter)
2009-01-29 13:42
edited on: 2009-01-29 13:43

In NAME table. I’ll try to handle it at some point, but font identifier will remain the default name as reported by FreeType and is generally in en. Which could (if different from the displayed name) lead to some problems here and there (eg. if you want to hack a Scribus file, which is highly legitimate) but necessary to ensure some consistancy when sharing a file.
And it’s only available in SFNT based fonts such as TTFs and OTFs. I don’t know about localized names in PS fonts, will have a look.

386sky (reporter)
2009-10-12 11:56

It will be good if jghali adds the blocks
U+0250-U+02AF: IPA Extensions
U+02B0-U+02FF: Spacing Modifier Letters
U+0300-U+036F: Combining Diacritical Marks
to support phonetic symbols and

U+3000-U+303F: CJK Symbols and Punctuation
U+3040-U+309F: Hiragana
U+30A0-U+30FF: Katakana
U+4E00-U+9FA5: CJK Unified Ideographs
U+FF00-U+FFEF: Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
to support Japanese!
plinnell (administrator)
2009-10-12 22:06

Adding this support is not trivial. So, to the original reporter, please be patient with this feature request. It takes a lot to implement this and some parts of the fix are dependent on other third party libraries.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2008-07-20 18:37 cicada New Issue
2009-01-28 09:48 subik Note Added: 0021022
2009-01-29 13:42 pierremarchand Note Added: 0021040
2009-01-29 13:43 pierremarchand Note Edited: 0021040
2009-10-12 11:56 386sky Note Added: 0022676
2009-10-12 22:06 plinnell Note Added: 0022684
2009-10-12 22:06 plinnell Assigned To => pierremarchand
2009-10-12 22:06 plinnell Severity minor => feature
2009-10-12 22:06 plinnell Status new => assigned
2009-10-12 22:06 plinnell Projection none => major rework
2009-10-12 22:06 plinnell Target Version => 1.5.0
2010-03-02 10:06 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0008898
2014-07-02 04:29 Kunda Assigned To pierremarchand =>
2014-07-02 04:29 Kunda Target Version 1.5.0 => 1.7 milestone

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