[NTG-context] Occasional words sticking out from flush-right

James Fisher jameshfisher at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 00:31:58 CET 2010

(Can I leave all of this for a bit?  I'll reply tomorrow, I think, but

I'd like to go back to the very first post about problems with flush right.
The \setbreakpoints command works to an extent, but I'm still experiencing
issues where, when a hyphenated string has been broken, the first half of it
still sticks out.  I unfortunately can't show you the example, and it's hard
to reproduce.  But can anyone answer: does the TeX line-breaking algorithm
retain the possibility of lines overrunning the defined boundary, if the
algorithm decides that the alternatives are more ugly?


On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 8:47 PM, luigi scarso <luigi.scarso at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 8:44 PM, James Fisher <jameshfisher at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >ConTeXt was not created to produce documentation for ConTeXt.
> This is not  the point.
> The point is that code documentation  of ConTeXt can be made with ConTeXt .
> see for example http://foundry.supelec.fr/gf/project/modules/scmsvn
> We don't need Sphinx or similar, but
> of course Hans can decide to use it.
> >  HTML is typographically crude, but, and this
> > is important, *informationally*, HTML (and the web and friends) is far
> from
> > crude.
> true and your job is good.
> > Mmm, yes, you've made quite a lot of demands there on the curious
> programmer
> > having stumbled across ConTeXt ...
> None is saying that it's easy. And, really,  it's not easy.
> > I don't think so.  The "just study the code" approach shows an awfully
> > austere, reductionist philosophy.
> True but  I have not said this.
> TeX comes with TeXBook ("high-mid-low" level" manual )
> and Tex-The program- (the code)
> It's the same here, more or less.
> > Humans understand things from the top
> > down.  It's the computers that work from the bottom up.
> Humans understand things in bottom-up, top-down , try-and-error and
> probably other ways
> that  we can understand enough to formalize.
> Working with TeX is a mix of bottom-up, top-down try-and-error and fortune.
> >
> > I think you're thinking of 'forking' as something dangerous (yeah, the
> word
> > sounds painful), as something that will fragment the community, as
> something
> > that destroys the concept of 'authority'.  It's really not.  Where you
> get
> > forking you get merging at roughly the same rate.
> No, not dangerous. Actually useless . And yes, actually community and
> authority
> are important in this context.
> Why is so hard to understand ?
> > Why are they the only contributors?
> See Aditya.
> Apart from translations, Taco and Hans are the only persons that
> actually are able to produce a
> minimal, complete and exhaustive  documentation.
> --
> luigi
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