[XeTeX] xdvipdfmx, line breaks and hyphenated words
will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Jan 12 21:02:32 CET 2007
On Jan 12, 2007, at 2:02 PM, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
> one of the things that I think it would be interesting to implement in
> xdvipdfmx is one feature that Adobe generated documents (such as
> http://pdf.codev2.cc/Lessig-Codev2.pdf) have: that the searchable text
> contains no line breaks (within the same paragraphs) and hyphenated
> works aren't hyphenated in the text within.
I'm not fully understanding what you're saying here.
There's a hyphen ``transla-
tion'' on the first line of the book (pg.ix).
The book was created w/ Quark XPress v7, so the not hyphenating
hyphenated words was probably done by manually inserting a
discretionary hyphen at the beginning of such compounds (that's how
QXP 6.5 and earlier has done it --- see a recent post on this to
comp.text.tex by yours truly about having to do it by hand).
AFAIK TeX won't hyphenate a word which contains a hyphen. I'm not
sure if this is changed in LaTeX or no. If it's not, easy enough to
introduce a ``\allowbreak'' at need. You could do a variation of what
I do, searching for all instances of ``-'' and replacing those which
warrant it w/ ``-\allowbreak '' or ``-\allowbreak%
If you mean that Acrobat allows a search for ``translation'' to find
tion'', well that works for TeX document too --- Adobe simply chose
to ignore / stitch together parts of words on different lines
separated by a hyphen.
This has some un-intended consequences though, consider that ``compound-
interest'' will be found, even when one is searching for
``compoundinterest'' (If I could I'd think of a good example word
pair where that would make a difference).
senior graphic designer
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