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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0013125ScribusTypographypublic2021-03-23 06:25
ReporterJLuc Assigned Tojghali  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformLinuxOSUbuntuOS Version14.04
Product Version1.5.1svn 
Fixed in Version1.5.6.svn 
Summary0013125: Use Ctrl+Alt+Space shortcut for "NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE"
DescriptionInsert > Spaces menu shows there is no shortcut for "thin (and non breaking) space"

It shows CTRL+space creates a non breaking space.

CTRL+SHIFT+space is available and could be used to insert a 'NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE' (U+202F))

It would be very handy for correct typography in french langage, where many glyphs require narrow nb space.
Tagsspacing, unicode, usability


related to 0000131 assignedavox Ability to have various typographic spacing 
related to 0005592 new display narrow no-break space (U+202f) in story editor 
related to 0003400 acknowledged Support for international typographic spacing (e.g. German) 
child of 0004004 acknowledged Metabug: Typographic spacing 



2015-08-26 16:48

reporter   ~0036088

May I lend support to this proposal, but in the context of the relationships to earlier proposals that are listed. Managing spaces concerns all languages.

Though I work in French, which has particular requirements, I'm also working on an illustrated book of poetry, where to make it look nice you need to adjust spacing between individual pairs of letters. This can already be done using kerning (only in the Editor), but it would be much better to have the classical typesetting method of inserting spaces of different lengths, preferably in wysiwyg mode. They would have to be unbreakable within words and usually breakable between.

A related issue is the availability of the space glyphs in different fonts; it would be good to be able to view the information directly, perhaps as character strings in the excellent font viewer. Also, since poets and other artists are likely to use fonts that don't have extensive glyph sets like Arial, I'm in favour of the proposal that space glyphs be simulated within Scribus for fonts that lack them.


2020-09-16 09:20

developer   ~0048079

Please consider adding this simple but soooo handy feature


2020-09-18 13:49

reporter   ~0048083

I second this request. I's a fundamental feature for French typesetting.


2021-02-16 17:39

administrator   ~0048832

A shortcut for narrow no-break space was added last June, not ctrl+shift+space, but ctrl+alt+space. So this is available in 1.5.6 and releases.


2021-02-16 21:17

developer   ~0048839

True. Great !

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-06-09 11:52 JLuc New Issue
2015-06-09 11:52 JLuc Relationship added related to 0000131
2015-06-09 11:52 JLuc Relationship added related to 0005592
2015-06-09 11:53 JLuc Relationship added related to 0010301
2015-06-09 11:53 JLuc Relationship deleted related to 0010301
2015-06-09 11:56 JLuc Relationship added related to 0003400
2015-06-09 11:57 JLuc Summary Keboard shortcut for NARROW SPACE => Use CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE shortcut for "NARROW SPACE"
2015-08-26 16:48 crlMidi Note Added: 0036088
2016-03-14 13:22 Kunda Relationship added child of 0004004
2016-03-29 03:13 Kunda Tag Attached: unicode
2017-10-28 10:14 JLuc Tag Attached: spacing
2017-10-28 10:15 JLuc Tag Attached: usability
2020-09-16 09:20 JLuc Note Added: 0048079
2020-09-16 09:21 JLuc Status new => confirmed
2020-09-18 13:49 jfl Note Added: 0048083
2021-02-16 17:39 jghali Note Added: 0048832
2021-02-16 17:40 jghali Summary Use CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE shortcut for "NARROW SPACE" => Use Ctrl+Alt+Space shortcut for "NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE"
2021-02-16 17:40 jghali Assigned To => jghali
2021-02-16 17:40 jghali Status confirmed => resolved
2021-02-16 17:40 jghali Resolution open => fixed
2021-02-16 17:40 jghali Fixed in Version => 1.5.6.svn
2021-02-16 21:17 JLuc Note Added: 0048839
2021-03-23 06:25 cbradney Status resolved => closed