[NTG-context] \hyphenation problems

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Mon Mar 22 16:03:29 CET 2010


On Mar 22, 2010, at 3:16 PM, Tom wrote:

> Boy, am I thick. Here is an example that demonstrates the problem. You
> should be able to see that cfbdatawarehouse.com did not hyphenate. To get
> the malhyphenation error, it is necessary to uncomment the \hyphenation
> command. Changing the width of the figure to 2.0 inches will demonstrate
> additional ragged right problems. An unrelated issue is that the leading for
> the caption is larger than I would like.

:-) Not sure if I can solve all your problems, but here are a few pointers:

1. for the url, you could use a command which provides a url that can be hyphenated. Surprisingly enough, it is called \hyphenatedurl{}.

2. TeX doesn't hyphenate in certain situations, e.g., when a word is already hyphenated (and apparently when it contains a period). In ConTeXt, you can wrap these symbols into ||, and TeX will happily hyphenate (see section 7.8 of cont-eni). In your case, you can write cfbdatawarehouse|.|com

3. Your caption: well, since you do not apply the bodyfontswitch to all of the lines, but to each line individually, you never give ConTeXt a chance to calculate the interlinespace. You shouldn't format individual lines, but use something like this:

\setupcaptions[style={\switchtobodyfont[9pt]},
	       align=center]

However, I was surprised to see that the caption was not centered below the image, so I ended up with

\placefigure [left]
{\framed[align=middle,frame=off]{Joel Wheelock in track uniform \\
{\it Cumberland County Historical \\
Society, Carlisle, PA}}}
{\externalfigure[dummy][width=2.2 in]}

This works, but seems like a kludge. Anything better?

4. As for words sticking out in the margin: TeX does its best, but sometimes, no good line breaks can be found. A certain word processor will then go on and stretch your interword space and even interletter space within words. TeX doesn't do that and will let words stick out to warn you. If you don't want to / can't edit the text, you'll have to allow it to be less strict. You should read about \setuptolerance in cont-eni, section 4.13.

HTH

Thomas



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