[reportlab-users] Really long words

Chad Miller Chad.Miller at veritas.com
Tue Jun 28 09:56:05 EDT 2005

> From: Bogdan Maryniuk [mailto:bo at bitute.b4net.lt]
> Sent: Tuesday, 28 June, 2005 05:54
> To: reportlab-users at reportlab.com
> Subject: Re: [reportlab-users] Really long words
> Hi, Jacob.
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 10:11:03PM -0700, Jacob Abraham wrote:
> > I notice that in a three column document layout when
> > words are larger than the width of the column, text
> > overflows into the next column. Please guide me to
> > best way in which I can solve this.
> PLATYPUS Paragraph's code is too complex itself already and 
> works hard 
> enough. Therefore you have to hyphenate yourreallylongwordslikethis 
> by yourself.

I think your syllogism is missing a premise that we might not agree
with.  If one's code knew enough about layout to know where to hy-
phenate, then it would probably be smart enough that one wouldn't 
need reportlab at all.

Hyphenation must be a function of whatever device breaks lines.

I hope the reason reportlab lacks such hyphenation is merely that no 
one has yet implemented it.  Have there been any serious efforts so 

/me puts "investigate TeX's code" on his to-do list.

- chad

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