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Re: [Groff] Typesetting dashes

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Typesetting dashes
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 06:56:39 +0100 (CET)

> So does this mean that you are arguing for a new set of spaces that
> behave like word spaces but have a different starting width and
> stretch proportionately (more or less) along with word spaces?

This would be a good thing...

> (That means they would also need to shrink proportionately as well.)

and this doesn't exist in groff, alas.  This is perhaps the third
entry in the list of the most important improvements to GNU troff:
shrinkable space.  I guess that this has to be implemented while
adding support for TeX-like paragraph formatting.


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