1.1.0 - Linux Desktop Publishing, which builds upon the recently released
Scribus 1.0, as well as the launching of an integrated Scribus Web site at www.scribus.org.uk."
Two years in development and now available in 21 languages, Scribus
represents the first open source graphical WYSIWYG DTP application capable of
generating professional "press-ready" results.
New features in Scribus 1.1.0:
- A completely new rendering engine. The new rendering engine has
up to 5x faster rendering of graphics and text, as well as
improved rendering of text and graphics with full anti-aliased
type. The new engine also displays full transparency and
gradients on screen.
- Screen shot.
- A new SVG import plug-in, giving Scribus the ability to import
and then edit SVG artwork. Thus, you can create illustrations in
Sketch or Sodipodi or Karbon14 and import them directly into Scribus.
- The plug-in imports a large majority of the SVG 1.1 test suite
- There is a new Type Style - Outlined
- Keywords can now be included in exported PDF files.
- Support for Black Point Compensation with littlecms 1.11 - this
improves the rendering of many photographic images.
- Strokes and fills can have variable transparency.
- There is now a zoom function for the Special Character Insert
- The help viewer now has a drop down history button.
Among the major features of Scribus:
- A modern user friendly interface developed with Qt3. Scribus can
run on Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, BSD and soon Mac OSX. An
experimental version running on Cygwin and Windows 2000 is in
- Unicode support including support for right to left scripts such
as Arabic and Hebrew.
- Can export CMYK separations and "press-ready" PDF including PDF
1.4 features such as transparency, 128 bit encryption.
- The only DTP application to create fully ISO compliant PDF/X-3
- Powerful cross-platform Python Scripting language extending
Scribus functions and automating tasks, as well as calling
external applications within Scribus.
- Uses XML as a native file format. The Scribus XML format has
been fully documented.
The Scribus Team:
Programming / Original Author Franz Schmid Franz.Schmid at
Code Review and API Documentation Paul F. Johnson paulf.johnson at
English Documentation and Testing Peter Linnell scribusdocs at
Many contributions and translations from users.
Scribus Home Page:
On line documentation and specs: