This is a branch of Scribus 1.5.1svn aimed at implementing complex text layout in Scribus.
NOTE: work has proceeded on the HOST_Oman repo: https://github.com/HOST-Oman/scribus BRANCH "ctl"
Items 1-5 below are basically done and the final version will be merged with 1.5.3svn.
The following phases are planned right now:
- Make PDF production (and PS production and svg-export) glyph based instead of character based
- Separate StoryText from Layout
- Integrate Harfbuzz (OpenType library)
- Implement a box-oriented layout mechanism, i.e. store the layout as a hierarchy of boxes
- Integrate Fribidi (RTL library)
- Expand the style system with CSS-like features
After each phase it's planned to merge the changes back into 1.5.1svn.
- Andreas Vox
See ScribusCTL Wiki