View Issue Details

IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002545ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2017-10-28 10:10
Reporterchristoph_s Assigned To 
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
PlatformallOSallOS Versionall
Product Version1.3 
Summary0002545: Typography: Double empty spaces
DescriptionDouble empty spaces are annoying. It would be nice to have different features in scribus to prevent text being "damaged" by this kind of mistake:

1) Add an "ignore double spaces" feature to document preferences - typography.

2) Add a warning feature to the Preflight Check

3) Add a plugin similar to short words

4) Add this feature to paragraph styles


related to 0003400 acknowledged Support for international typographic spacing (e.g. German) 
related to 0001388 closedcbradney Disable Block-aligned justification in story editor 
child of 0004004 acknowledged Metabug: Typographic spacing 
child of 0012524 acknowledged Metabug: Preflight Verifier (1.5.0.svn) 



2006-04-08 17:19

developer   ~0009706

either this, or we could do it the latex way: simply ignore the double empty spaces


2006-04-08 18:40

administrator   ~0009719

> either this, or we could do it the latex way: simply ignore the double empty spaces

That would be # 1. However, some users may want to use double or more empty spaces, so Scribus should leave the choice to them.


2006-04-09 02:44

developer   ~0009741

What about ignore double spaces unless they are "other spaces" such as em or en or non breaking space, etc. So when a user needs a double space for whatever reason, it is possible but only at that condition.


2006-04-30 04:13

reporter   ~0010673

I don't really like software doing proofreading for me when it comes to punctuation.

Otherwise, I think louisdesjardins' idea is good if it were to be implemented, as long as it's an *option*.


2006-04-30 08:55

administrator   ~0010676

Why not just use the future global search and replace. If its possible to do it there and on import, then theres no complicated conditional situations to handle. Such S&R is coming in 1.3.4 or 1.3.5.


2006-04-30 11:11

developer   ~0010695

This makes sense to me.

But Christoph's suggestion is even more systematic. Not only do you have the option to kill those spaces but the verifiyer can also be set so you will not forget...

Short Words is in its way a search & replace engine. Maybe we could put there a [two spaces] replace by [one space]?

Just a thought: I am always a bit afraid of specific features like this that we could easily not see, and not use. If we handle the case in the S&R ... isn't that more "natural" for users? And I like the idea of flagging into the verifyer.


2006-04-30 11:42

administrator   ~0010698

We can certainly add a flag in the verifier.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2005-09-08 00:22 christoph_s New Issue
2006-04-08 17:19 mhanski Note Added: 0009706
2006-04-08 18:40 christoph_s Note Added: 0009719
2006-04-09 02:44 louisdesjardins Note Added: 0009741
2006-04-12 13:12 mhanski Relationship added related to 0001388
2006-04-20 14:45 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003400
2006-04-29 20:43 mhanski Status new => feedback
2006-04-30 04:13 PLucAuclair Note Added: 0010673
2006-04-30 08:55 cbradney Note Added: 0010676
2006-04-30 11:11 louisdesjardins Note Added: 0010695
2006-04-30 11:42 cbradney Note Added: 0010698
2006-05-23 14:34 mhanski Product Version 1.3.1cvs => 1.3
2006-07-10 22:16 mhanski Relationship added child of 0004004
2014-10-08 00:20 Kunda Relationship added child of 0012524
2015-09-17 20:08 Kunda Category Story Editor / Text Frames => Story Ed/Txt Frames
2015-09-17 20:12 Kunda Category Story Ed/Txt Frames => Story Editor / Text Frames
2017-10-28 10:10 JLuc Tag Attached: spacing