R: [texhax] Can TeX fix word and line the way I want?

Philip G. Ratcliffe philipratcliffe at tiscali.it
Tue Sep 16 20:04:29 CEST 2003

> Dear Mr.Texnical Support

Who's he?

> I have document in English alphabet but I also want to
> transliterate the English alphabet into Sinhalese
> alphabet a word by word and a line by line ; for
> example,
> ca into "a sinhalese alphabet for 'ca'" and with the
> two "ca" of the two document on the same line too.
> The problem is that Sinhalese alphabet is not as the
> same width as English alphabet, so words in a line of
> Sinhalese alphabet will be put into the new line
> automatically by TeX. How can I tell TeX to adjust the
> two documents until words of difference alphabet were
> lined exactly the same?

You can't!  Since the lines will be of different lengths anyway, I can only
suggest using the 'obeylines' environment and fixing the line lengths by

Cheers,  Phil

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