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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0016103||Scribus||Import / Export||public||2020-05-06 11:16||2020-05-11 13:30|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0016103: Update PDF import with features matching Inkscapes PDF import|
|Description||PDF Inport in Inkscape has reciently improved and it now imports text as text instead of colections of vectors.|
It should not be too dificult to port the functionallity from, Inkscare to scribus allowing Scribus to impoty text in PDF files correctly along with any other enhancements from Inkscape's latest PDF import routines.
|Steps To Reproduce||try importing any pdf that contains text|
|Additional Information||I've got plenty of spare time on my hands and have just finished working on the SVG import and export in the open-source wick-editor so I should be in a position to volunteer my work and implement this feature.|
|Tags||PDF, pdf import|
thanks for your offer!
could you come to the irc channel to discuss about it? (#scribus on freenode)
or suggest another way how we can discuss about it...
>> PDF Inport in Inkscape has reciently improved and it now imports text as text instead of colections of vectors.
Yeah, but after some test, I see that Inkscape will usually perform font substitution when importing text as text if user does not have corresponding fonts installed on his computer. I've tested a bit Inkscape PDF import and its ability to preserve the PDF original aspect when importing text as text is pretty poor. So we will need to have an option on how text will be imported (vector or text), with the default set to vector. The dialog will also need a message to inform the user of the consequences of his choice.
Also given how PDF stores text, it may be impossible to extract the original text from PDF as PDF often stores glyphs, not text directly. That's why the ability to import as vector must be kept.
||yes, it should really be an option.|
|2020-05-06 11:16||oliverthered||New Issue|
|2020-05-06 11:16||oliverthered||Tag Attached: PDF|
|2020-05-06 11:16||oliverthered||Tag Attached: pdf import|
|2020-05-06 11:48||jghali||Priority||high => normal|
|2020-05-06 14:35||ale||Note Added: 0047597|
|2020-05-06 14:39||ale||Note Edited: 0047597||View Revisions|
|2020-05-09 16:49||jghali||Note Added: 0047611|
|2020-05-09 17:25||jghali||Note Edited: 0047611||View Revisions|
|2020-05-09 17:26||jghali||Note Edited: 0047611||View Revisions|
|2020-05-11 13:30||ale||Note Added: 0047612|