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Scribus is an Open-Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/Unix, OS X, and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout. Underneath the modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation. Scribus/Aqua is a port of Scribus to a native Aqua build using Qt Free for OS X.
- The most important change isn't immediately visible, namely a completely rewritten text layout engine, which supports complex scripts like Arabic, Hindi or Thai, as well as providing access to advanced OpenType features, such as ligatures and alternate glyphs.
- Altogether, about 500 languages and/or scripts are supported. Please note that as of version 1.5.3, Scribus is supposed to render these diverse writing systems, which still needs thorough testing by those who are familiar with them.
- Typing on the canvas and text rendering in general has become a lot faster.
- Previews for fonts are now available in font selectors.
- The "Text" tab has been removed from the Properties Palette and is now a separate UI palette.
- The performance of copying and pasting objects in/from/to files with huge color palettes has been vastly improved.
- An import filter for Krita's KRA format has been added.
- Scribus now follows the XDG standard for configuration files. Therefore, the Scribus preferences directory has moved from ~/.scribus/ to a new default location: ~/.config/scribus/
- Color selectors display the color values as a tooltip.
- A longstanding problem with the launch option for an external image editing program has been resolved. Until version 1.5.3 it was necessary to manually close the external program before it could be started again from within Scribus. This is no longer necessary.
- The "Wikipedia RAL Classic" color palette has been updated, this time using Wikipedia's LAB color values.
- A script called "Caption" has been included, which adds a text frame to an image frame, based on the latter's proportions.
- The "Autoquote" scripts now supports inverted guillemets via the "de-g" parameter.
- Code improvements have been made based on recommendations from using both the Coverity scan tool and the "clazy" tool (https://github.com/KDE/clazy). These changes improved efficiency, removed bugs and improved security.
- Countless bugs, mostly introduced with the new features in 1.5.x, have been fixed
- OS X 10.10 or later