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0014412ScribusFontspublic2017-05-22 08:31
Reporterchristoph_s Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Platformx86 64OSLinuxOS VersionopenSUSE 42.1
Product Version1.5.3.svn 
Summary0014412: Add an option to exclude font directories from being available in Scribus via the Prefs
DescriptionNote: To my knowledge, this only applies to Linux/BSD, although it may be a problem on other systems too.

If a complete TeXlive system has been installed on a system, perhaps even with additional fonts, potentially hundreds of useless (for DTP) PostScript fonts will be listed in Scribus's font dialogues, making the use of these dialogues a chore.

It would be great if there was an option to exclude a directory or subdirectory with fonts from being recognised by Scribus. Otherwise, it takes literally hours to uncheck those unwanted fonts in the Prefs.
Additional InformationOn my openSUSE 42.1, TeX fonts are located in /usr/share/fonts/ with various subdirectories, all including the string "texlive".

It should be possible to exclude all those subdirectories from Scribus's font detection. In the alternative, maybe there can be found a way to exclude TeX fonts by default and across platforms, but also to add option to enable a TeX font if needed.
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related to 0014810 new add filters and batch actions in the preference's fonts list 



2016-12-15 10:54

updater   ~0043029

Makes sense!
I could see another Tab in the Preferences > Fonts dialog called 'Excluded Paths' or just rename 'Additional Paths' to 'Font Paths' and then have have a way to distinguish if a patch is one you want or one you want to exclude? Or have 2 separate windows in the tab for paths you want and paths you want to exclude


2016-12-15 15:52

manager   ~0043032

i would wish that scribus allows a better way to enable / disable a bunch of fonts.

if you install the noto fonts, you'll have exactly the same issue, but cannot solve it by excluding paths.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-12-05 06:23 christoph_s New Issue
2016-12-15 10:54 Kunda Note Added: 0043029
2016-12-15 15:52 ale Note Added: 0043032
2017-05-22 08:31 ale Relationship added related to 0014810