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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0009601ScribusTypographypublic2016-11-24 21:32
Reporteryoonminsoo Assigned To 
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
OSwindowsOS Versionxp sp3 
Product Version1.3.9 
Target Version1.6 milestone 
Summary0009601: (RFEs) wordwrap problem for Korea (and east Asia)
DescriptionHi, I am Minsoo, Yoon from Korea.
I found Scribus, and use it well.

But I suggest One function (RFEs) which is very inportant in Asia.
In Korea, Japan, China, Wordwrap by character is more necessary than Wordwrap by word. Otherwise, White space is so wide that Document looks so bad.
If this function is not eqipped, I am afraid that we can not layout beautiful Documents in Korea, Japan, China.
In QuarkXpress, Adobe Indesign and Inkscape, this function(by option) is supported.

Please consider my suggestion.

Thank you for good application.
TagsCJK, scribusctl


child of 0004004 acknowledged Metabug: Typographic spacing 
child of 0003965 acknowledged Metabug: Support for non-latin languages 
child of 0003828 acknowledged Metabug: Hyphenation 



2010-12-20 00:44


RFEs.pdf (688,759 bytes)


2010-12-20 23:42

viewer   ~0025169


Just a note to add that there is a branch of Scribus which we are working on specifically to improve display of non-Latin languages. This is also very important to us, so it will be done eventually.


2010-12-21 01:35

reporter   ~0025171

Thank you. I hope that it comes true as soon as possible.


2012-03-22 16:39

reporter   ~0027847

Yes, please. We are working with a West African language and we are having problems with the tone marks. They look like the accents on certain French vowels, but they need to go unto some more exotic vowels which are somewhere exotic on the Unicode table. Those combining-diacritics are working in LibreOffice and most everywhere in Windows but not (yet) in Scribus.

Dear plinnell, please provide a link to that branch with language empowered features. The World will love Scribus for going that way. I want to go there and shout my support.

I was considering to register a request here, but as a new user, I was first searching around for existing language issues. Thank you all for Scribus, even so far it is doing great things. Please read my writeup on the Scribus wiki under the 2012 success stories.

In OpenStreetMap the developers are always saying: "If you want it, program it." I guess the same goes here. Still, we commited users want to at least encourage the realy usefull features. Keep up the good work!


2012-03-22 18:58

administrator   ~0027848

>> please provide a link to that branch with language empowered features.

Sorry but that branch is unusable in production. You would be unable to do even the most basic text editing.


2012-03-22 19:44

reporter   ~0027849

Thank you jghali. I had understood you correctly, this whole site is about development. So I do not want to stress anybody. I was just curious about progress in that other branch you had mentioned and would enjoy having a look. (And to check out, wether their roadmap will help with our specific issues).

So if you can give the link, please do. And if it is confidential, I accept.


2015-09-09 11:48

updater   ~0036179

Here is the Branch that is working on Scribus Complex Text Layout


2016-05-16 19:10

updater   ~0041141

We need more test files or Korean
Please see


2016-11-24 21:32

updater   ~0042529

@yoonminsoo can you provide some Korean test files for us ?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-12-20 00:44 yoonminsoo New Issue
2010-12-20 00:44 yoonminsoo File Added: RFEs.pdf
2010-12-20 02:00 christoph_s Assigned To => pierremarchand
2010-12-20 02:00 christoph_s Status new => assigned
2010-12-20 23:42 plinnell Note Added: 0025169
2010-12-20 23:43 plinnell Priority high => normal
2010-12-20 23:43 plinnell Target Version => 1.6 milestone
2010-12-21 01:35 yoonminsoo Note Added: 0025171
2012-03-22 16:39 MZaske Note Added: 0027847
2012-03-22 18:58 jghali Note Added: 0027848
2012-03-22 19:44 MZaske Note Added: 0027849
2015-09-09 11:48 Kunda Note Added: 0036179
2015-09-09 11:51 Kunda Relationship added child of 0004004
2015-09-09 11:52 Kunda Relationship added child of 0003965
2015-09-09 11:55 Kunda Patch => No
2015-09-09 11:55 Kunda Assigned To pierremarchand =>
2015-09-09 11:55 Kunda Category Story Editor / Text Frames => Typography
2016-03-23 12:29 Kunda Tag Attached: CJK
2016-03-23 12:33 Kunda Relationship added child of 0003828
2016-05-16 19:10 Kunda Note Added: 0041141
2016-11-24 21:32 Kunda Note Added: 0042529
2016-11-24 21:32 Kunda Tag Attached: scribusctl
2016-11-24 21:32 Kunda Status assigned => feedback