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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003822ScribusFontspublic2016-12-13 11:27
Reporteragusmba Assigned To 
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
Platformx86OSWindowsOS VersionXP
Product Version1.3.3.1 
Target VersionFuture Release - High Priority 
Summary0003822: Stroke of letters overlap the inside of the letters themselves.
DescriptionDefault behavior for "outline" in the font dialog etches the outline of the font with a selectable thickness. This stroke can fill the inside of the letter.

I would like to be able to have the "outline" below the actual letter so that the inside of the letter is not changed.

I can think of two ways of doing this:
- Option 1: being able to select (option) whether the outline is drawn over the letter or below it.
- Option 2: Having more control over the shadow effect. Specially being able to have the shadow outlined but not the text casting the shadow. And being able to choose the color of the outline for the shadow (or make it the same color as the shadow).
Steps To ReproduceCreate a text box.
Enter some text. Go to font properties, select outline with a different color, and thickness of the outline 20%.
The inside of the letter can not be seen, since the outline overlaps it.
Additional InformationSee sample of the intended behavior at:
See the titles "Complemento Web" are surounded by white.

Workaround: I have reproduced this effect in Scribus by duplicating a textframe (with the text inside) an placing one on top of the other. I use outline mode on the lower one. However, this *only* works well with whole textframes. If I want to do this for a single paragraph in a big text frame, I won't be able to align it well (or would have to duplicate the entire big text frame whis seems like overkill).


related to 0014027 new Option to choose the direction of an outline border (outwards vs inwards) 
related to 0010283 confirmed transparency of the frame border affects also the glyph border 
related to 0001462 acknowledged Lines (borders) on frames are drawn from the center of the edge to the outside 
related to 0004259 closed Alignment of strokes frames 
has duplicate 0014381 closedjghali about stroke is outside or inside 



2014-08-01 21:04

updater   ~0033136

agusmba, can you confirm this is still an issue on the latest stable or dev versions of scribus ?


2015-10-10 13:38

updater   ~0036599

Last edited: 2016-05-24 20:08

Can anyone duplicate this ?


2016-05-24 18:11


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2016-05-24 18:20

developer   ~0041376

I do not clearly understand...

Picture upload. That's it?



2016-05-24 20:07

updater   ~0041380

Yea... looks correct. And it seems related to 0014027


2016-05-24 20:11

updater   ~0041381

Issue still exist on 1.5.3svn r21350
Wow, 10 year anniversary

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-05-15 19:22 agusmba New Issue
2014-08-01 21:04 Kunda Note Added: 0033136
2014-08-01 21:05 Kunda Status new => feedback
2015-10-10 13:38 Kunda Note Added: 0036599
2016-03-23 14:06 Kunda Tag Attached: #please_test
2016-05-24 18:11 PeterBenedek File Added: 0003822.png
2016-05-24 18:20 PeterBenedek Note Added: 0041376
2016-05-24 19:55 Kunda Relationship added related to 0014027
2016-05-24 19:55 Kunda Relationship added related to 0010283
2016-05-24 20:07 Kunda Note Added: 0041380
2016-05-24 20:08 Kunda Note Edited: 0036599
2016-05-24 20:08 Kunda Relationship added related to 0001462
2016-05-24 20:09 Kunda Relationship added related to 0004259
2016-05-24 20:11 Kunda Note Added: 0041381
2016-11-22 07:41 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0014381
2016-12-13 11:27 Kunda Target Version => Future Release - High Priority
2016-12-13 11:27 Kunda Patch => No