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Scribus brings award-winning professional page layout to GNU/Linux and *nix desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout. Native MacOSX and Win32 ports are actively underway.

Since its humble beginning in the spring of 2001, Scribus has rapidly developed into one of the premier free software desktop applications. Called by Newsforge, " of the killer applications for Linux", Scribus brings new power and versatile tools for page layout. New features like separation previews, cross-platform python scripting, advanced PDF 1.4 support are just some of the hundreds of improvements large and small in Scribus 1.2.x. Scribus 1.3.x development series is underway with more features and enhancements.

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 was the first DTP application on the planet to directly support PDF/X-3 output, a rigorous ISO standard. Scribus did so by almost a year. Other features include PDF Import, EPS import/export, Unicode text including right to left scripts such as Arabic and Hebrew.