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Re: LaTeX-Fill-Paragraph and inline images

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: LaTeX-Fill-Paragraph and inline images
Date: 21 Feb 2003 16:50:03 +0100
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"Felix E. Klee" <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> >> The algorithm should not format the source of the entities. It should
> >> only format what is visible to the user after he has applied
> >> preview-latex.
> > 
> > Why?  The purpose of AUCTeX's formatting is not to make the source
> > ugly when one does not use preview-latex.  One wants to have a
> > reasonable look of the source also in that case.
> The problem is that code which is formatted to look pretty in source form 
> doesn't neccessarily look pretty when displayed with preview-latex (e.g. 
> the images created by preview-latex often are much smaller than the 
> corresponding source). What I want is a tool that formats only for on 
> screen viewing. Maybe it could even preserve the original format as e.g. 
> the longlines mode does.
> >> It would be interesting to try out the algorithm on plain text
> >> documents that are displayed with a variable width font. Do you
> >> know how to get the width in pixels of an "entity".
> > and more complicated commands (like compute-motion) come to mind. 
> Also seems to use columns for measuring distances.

Well, but it takes into account fractional sizes, so it should be
workable for that purpose.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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