[reportlab-users] Really long words
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.
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