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Re: Comments on text.texi

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Comments on text.texi
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 15:02:44 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Line spacing is really only useful for displaying text (or editing
>     text in a Word Processor mode).  
>     Such modes are unlikely to use continued lines, so I think it is quite
>     sufficient functionality for the intended usage.
> Some are proposing that we split a long line at word boundaries at
> display time.  This is not identical to the present method of line
> continuation, but it is a kind of line continuation.

If we do that, we can fix the line-spacing property at the same time.

E.g. if we wrap at word boundary we could look forward for the newline
as see if it has a line-spacing property and use that.

>     Besides, it would be quite difficult to implement this "correctly" so
>     it can go back and modify the line spacing of display rows with
>     continued lines.
> I see the difficulty.
> Anyway, it sounds like my text is accurate, then:
>     A newline can have a @code{line-spacing} text or overlay property that
>     controls the height of the display line ending with that newline.
> Is anything in the text there now not accurate?


Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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