# [texhax] TeXbook p.29

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 08:53:50 CEST 2018

On 1 July 2018 at 23:38, Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks...  What I was looking for, is to get the same result without using
> \hboxes

That wasn't at all clear from your question as you said you wanted to
reproduce the texbook example, which  uses

\hbox spread-.666667em{The badness of this line is 100.}&
\hbox spread-.333333em{The badness of this line is 12.}&
\hbox{The badness of this line is 0.}&
\hbox spread.5em{The badness of this line is 12.}&
%\hbox spread 1em{The badness of this line is 100.}&
% \quad(loose)\cr % then "looser"
\hbox spread 1.259921em{The badness of this line is 200.}&