[NTG-context] Fwd: Re: roadmap

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Wed May 16 22:48:55 CEST 2018


On 5/16/2018 7:59 PM, Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
> 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,
probably but not today (and i need to think about it first as it might 
have side effects

Hans


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