[reportlab-users] Splitting paragraph in table cell on '-' as well as white space
Henning von Bargen
H.vonBargen at t-p.com
Wed Jan 19 12:28:58 EST 2011
Richard Galka <rgalka at seccuris.com> wrote:
> I noticed a question about breaking words/strings within a
> table via special characters occurred last month.
> This is something that we implemented and works well
> in our environment.
> To ensure long words would break across tables,
> we subclassed the Paragraph class and modified the 'breakLines'
> method to either break on special characters or by using a
> dictionary file (www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3204 in particular).
> We are using ReportLab 2.4, and subclassed the Paragraph class
> adding two methods (breakOnSyntax and breakWithDictionary) and
> overriding the original Paragraphs __init__ and breakLines
> Hopefully this can help someone out, and again, please remember
> this is for ReportLab 2.4 and may not be relevant for other
You may want to try wordaxe as well
It has a Paragraph replacement which supports automatic
hyphenation (using the Open Office dict files) when line-breaking.
The breaklines code in there is quite complex, but basically
it's the same idea as you use in your code.
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