[XeTeX] widowpenalty

heer heer at u.washington.edu
Sun Jan 18 06:23:25 CET 2015

Dear Alexey,

 	I'm using TeX Live in Ubuntu 14.04 also.  The \widowpenalty 
command in your file works correctly for me.  I get two lines at the top 
of page 2 before the next paragraph begins.  If I comment out 
\widowpenalty I get only one line at the top of page 2 before the next 
paragraph begins.

 	However, when I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from Ubuntu 12.04, TeX 
did not get installed correctly.  I had to reinstall TeX as a separate 
package later.  Maybe something similar happened in your case.


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On Sat, 17 Jan 2015, Alexey Kryukov wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, which includes XeTeX v.
> 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (TeX Live 2014/Debian) and noticed that
> compiling my current project produces some incorrect line breaks.
> My investigations have shown that XeTeX seems to ignore the current
> \widowpenalty value (\clubpenalty is respected though). Here's a
> minimal example (lipsum paragraphs are selected so that the desired
> number of lines is produced):
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{fontspec}
> \usepackage{lipsum}
> \widowpenalty=10000
> \begin{document}
> \lipsum[1-4]
> \lipsum[37]
> \lipsum[1]
> \end{document}
> In my tests a widow line is produced at the second page despite the
> \widowpenalty setting. Processing the same file with luaTeX gives the
> correct result, i. e. an additional line of the paragraph is moved to
> the second page.
> Can anybody test if this problem is specific for my Ubuntu installation?
> -- 
> Regards,
> Alexey Kryukov <anagnost at yandex dot ru>
> Moscow State University
> Faculty of History
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