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43 minutes ago, Igor23 said:

Are there any plans to add glyph scaling in Affinity Publisher? Such a feature would be very useful for line justification.

That is just so wrong. I weep.

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I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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What do you mean by 'that is just so wrong'? I understand that glyph scaling isn't seen as ideal but I think it would be nice to have for those that do want to use it:)

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On 5/26/2022 at 10:34 AM, Old Bruce said:

That is just so wrong. I weep.

Glyph scaling using small percentages for justification is not detectable. 

However, it works best if the application also has paragraph composition, i.e., InDesign's paragraph composer vs. line composition like APub, QXP and most all other layout applications. 

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I read in this article that “The justification engine designed by Donald Knuth is built into Affinity Publisher...”, doesn't that mean that AfPub justifies using paragraphs instead of line-by-line? (I'm unfamiliar with this topic so I might be wrong)

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43 minutes ago, Igor23 said:

I read in this article that “The justification engine designed by Donald Knuth is built into Affinity Publisher...”, doesn't that mean that AfPub justifies using paragraphs instead of line-by-line? (I'm unfamiliar with this topic so I might be wrong)

No, not really. That APub uses some of the principles, APub only does line by line justification. 

InDesign only uses glyph scaling when using one of the paragraph composers, but not for every language. 

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