[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: texinfo supports non-English hyphenation

From: Till Rettig
Subject: Re: texinfo supports non-English hyphenation
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 22:02:54 +0300
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20080925)

John Mandereau schrieb:
On 2008/10/13 06:05 +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
the CVS version of texinfo now supports non-English hyphenation!

It's certainly a good thing you added txi-LL.tex files, as people who
build the docs may not have the latest versions of these files.
It's really great news! I just compiled with the new language files and voila there is
hyphenation, which was not there at least in the German docs. (Texlive 2007) Well, it is not as good as babel, while I don't really understand, what
is the difference.
In the German hyphen file there is an example of exceptional hyphenations: should we add here
all the cases in which the algorithm doesn't work? It's maybe every tenth hyphenation, I guess.

In general, there are many issues with the pdfs that could be improved: in German there seems to
be something like "french" spacing on, e g. after full stops is a bigger space. (As Werner pointed out,
this has nothing to do with the spaces set in the source file.) Also each paragraph has both a
skip and an indent. This is redundant. One of them should go. Are these texi2pdf-settings or
are they somehow built into the build scripts?

Nice would be also some kind of protection for environments like those coding examples: something like at least 3 lines, otherwise it goes to the next page. This is kind of widow (?) penalty, I don't know if the program supports this? If etex is used as the setting machine then I guess it should be possible.

I am still somehow dreaming about a a5-version of the docs offered via some printing on demand service... There could be some 2€ going to LilyPond-development...


lilypond-devel mailing list


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]