[NTG-context] Fwd: Re: roadmap

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Wed May 16 19:59:23 CEST 2018

On 05/16/2018 05:37 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> actually it was something that came up when talking with Hermann Zapf
>>> years ago: he suggested to just vertically scale the text area (i
>>> actully implemented that an hour later) ... his opinion was that only a
>>> very small percentage of readers will notice (at that time we did
>>> experiments with hz, the expansion in pdftex: in fact nobody noticed
>>> that too, real interesting was that texies commented on all kind of
>>> things related to how tex is supposed to work: a clear demonstration
>>> that the average user knows what the virtues of tex are but not really
>>> sees it)
>> [...]
>> How can I use the vertical scale feature to prevent widows and orphans?
>> not now ... it was a mkii experiment more than a decade ago

Would it be possible to have it in MkIV?

Many thanks for your help,


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