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0014495ScribusUser Interfacepublic2016-12-22 15:52
Reportersommerluk Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.3.svn 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0014495: Menu Insert→Ligature should be deleted
DescriptionMenu Insert→Ligature should be deleted

The menu is for inserting legacy Unicode code points for ligatures. As we have CTL now in SVN, with OpenType ligature support and so on, it is not longer necessary. OpenType ligatures are superior, and we should not animate the user to use the old legacy ligatures.

(This menu had been deleted yet in the CTL branch. Apparently this hasn’t made it to SVN during the CTL merge.)
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2016-12-22 12:48

administrator   ~0043143

>> with OpenType ligature support

As the name implies it, that does not work with PostScript Type1 fonts which are still often used in the graphic industry.


2016-12-22 14:15

updater   ~0043151

jghali, can we offer the user a warning if this usercase is detected ?


2016-12-22 15:24

manager   ~0043154

i'm also for deleting the menu entry.

for the other fonts, it's probably better to let the user add the "fake" ligatures through the glyphs palette...
(yes there must be a way to add them... but a dedicated menu item seems to be distracting)


2016-12-22 15:36

administrator   ~0043155

Last edited: 2016-12-22 15:38

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>> for the other fonts, it's probably better to let the user add the "fake" ligatures through the glyphs palette...

That would not work with current palette. The current character palette retains the font so you would need basically to add ligatures for all fonts you need to use: not really workable and prone to errors.

And in which way is it better: from the efficiency point of view, certainly not.


2016-12-22 15:52

administrator   ~0043156

Anyway you have also to remember that using an OpenType font will not magically make automatic ligatures work: the font has also to explicitly support that font feature. And it is not a required feature, it is optional.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-12-22 11:16 sommerluk New Issue
2016-12-22 12:48 jghali Note Added: 0043143
2016-12-22 14:15 Kunda Note Added: 0043151
2016-12-22 15:24 ale Note Added: 0043154
2016-12-22 15:36 jghali Note Added: 0043155
2016-12-22 15:38 jghali Note Edited: 0043155 View Revisions
2016-12-22 15:52 jghali Note Added: 0043156