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[Groff] mom: Some follow-up questions

From: Mats Broberg
Subject: [Groff] mom: Some follow-up questions
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 18:33:54 +0100

> Indeed.  AFAIK, groff can't measure the width of serifs.  
> Besides, IMO, adjusting a dropcap for protruding serifs isn't 
> a science; it's a complex judgment call.

Good evening,

I agree. What I meant was that if protruding of drop caps was possible,
one could use the function manually, and protrude the drop cap by trial
& error until it appeared optically aligned in the output.

> One of the overriding concerns in the mom macros is ensuring 
> that no pages hang, hence the penalty is to move the footnote 
> of a footnote reference that occurs too close to the bottom 
> of the page over to the next page.
> Maybe I should create some hell for myself and offer users 
> the choice of penalty strategy? :)

Personally, I think a foonote ref on one page and a footnote on the next
is more obtrusive to the reader than a page that is hung, but other
people may have other opinions.

I found this in the archives, written by you last year (I think):

"However, no cross-reference facilities.  I've given the matter some
thought, but have yet to come up with a way of implementing them in
mom [...}"

Still true? 

Best regards,
Mats Broberg

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