[NTG-context] collecting user wishes for streams related functionalities

Kevin D. Robbins robbins.kevin.d at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 16:52:51 CEST 2010


Hi everyone,

I second the request to support horizontally split page layouts with one
stream typeset above another on each page.

Kevin

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 8:12 AM, Philipp Gesang <
pgesang at ix.urz.uni-heidelberg.de> wrote:

> On 2010-08-18 <06:23:20>, Salil Sayed wrote:
> >    Hi All,
> >    Hans will starting looking into the development of 'streams' for mkvi
> >    soon. So let us gather our wishes for these functions so that the
> >    interface can be well thought of beforehand. Please respond to this
> >    thread with your wishes and I might compile them later in one place if
> >    doing so makes sense.
> >    To begin with here is my first wish:
> >    Being able to flow multiple texts in parallel. A simple case is a
> >    translation of the same text running on opposite page while the
> >    original runs on left/right page. In my thesis these are not
> >    translations, but correlated texts written for different audiences.
> >    (think of levels in a CG game) So the texts need to be designed
> >    differently.
> >    To extrapolate this facility, if columns on one page can run such
> >    parallel texts then we can have multiple translations running
> together.
> >    Best regards,
> >    Salil
>
> Hi Salil,
>
> three items I'd like to add:
>  * horizontal split page layout (upper and lower parts instead of
>    columns),
>  * asymmetric stream combinations (e.g. two streams on the left page,
>    another stream on the facing page), and
>  * easy reprinting (i.e. a photographic reproduction as one stream on
>    the left and a text stream on the right page).
> I've seen all of this in printed books so it would be a pity to live in
> a world where the best typesetting system can't do that. Some of this I
> already mentioned to Hans a while ago, maybe he remembers.
>
> Regards, Philipp
>
>
> >
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