Thanks to Philip May and Perl5 software that generated text, it was
possible to realise a double spread of a "Babels book". Text is composed
of the combinatory of the 26 letters of the alphabet, dot, comma and
space, as described in Library of Babel, in Fictions Borges book.
Those books are 410 page, 40 lines per page and 80 character per line.
Capitals were added in the script. Those 2 pages were then set with
See the pdf
Obviously, scribus needs a strong amelioration of its ergonomy. It took
something like 3 hours to compose those 2 pages.
Here is a Scribus Bug Report, encounted during the exercice:
But the pdf generator seems to work ok so far, it was very easy to export.