[Scribus] Typographie et InDesign

John R. Culleton john
Fri Feb 24 14:02:57 CET 2006

On Friday 24 February 2006 05:18, Le Tigre wrote:
> Louis,
> sur un forum, j'ai eu une discussion avec quelqu'un qui utilis(ait?)
> InDesign ? propos de la typo sous Scribus.
> Je lui ai dit que tu ?tais "le" sp?cialiste francophone de la question
> :), et que tu pourrais donner ton avis...
> Ca se trouve l?: http://www.linuxgraphic.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1439
> Rapha?l
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My schoolboy French is toally inadequate to respond in that
language, but Raphael is inviting us to view a comparison of
InDesign and Scribus. I think that is the wrong comparison.
Scribus is more in the Quark family as far as I can tell. I will
be using Scribus for book covers, importing graphics from e.g.,
Gimp or Krita.

InDesign uses the TeX paragraph building routines, and thus is
in the top rank in that department. I could wish that Scribus would go
and do likewise, but for the present I will not be using it for
documents like novels, memoirs and howtos. There are plenty of
more suitable tasks for Scribus, and more suitable programs (TeX,
InDesign, Framemaker) for the text-heavy books. 

John Culleton
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