[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
I second the request to support horizontally split page layouts with one
stream typeset above another on each page.
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
> > Best regards,
> > Salil
> Hi Salil,
> three items I'd like to add:
> * horizontal split page layout (upper and lower parts instead of
> * 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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