[reportlab-users] Hyphenation

Mike Driscoll mike at pythonlibrary.org
Mon Apr 23 10:47:27 EDT 2018

Hi Dinu and Lele,

I haven't actually used wordaxe before. I had thought I had seen something
on the mailing list about ReportLab having better support for this
built-in, but I can't find anything obvious with Google. Dinu, did
ReportLab ever include your changes that you mentioned in this thread:

If I had some samples of what it looks like before wordaxe is applied and
then after, I think I would understand it a bit better. I have a general
idea, but I prefer concrete examples. Then maybe I could put together a
tutorial around the subject. It is too bad that wordaxe looks like its been
dead for 8 years.

Here's a link to the book Dinu mentioned: https://leanpub.com/reportlab/  I
still have around 4 chapters left to write, but you can get what's
currently done if you're interested (plus free updates)


Mike Driscoll

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On Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 3:03 AM, Dinu Gherman <gherman at darwin.in-berlin.de>

> Hyphenation has always been rather low on the priority list, given that
> average word lengths in English are pretty short compared to German or
> French, say.
> I've used Henning's wordaxe and its previous incarnations, but it's too
> long ago to give any useful advice now (also while still travelling back
> from vacation).
> In any case that topic would be one more cool "pro" thing to be covered in
> Mike's emerging book, if he's still looking for topics. ;-)
> Cheers,
> Dinu
> Lele Gaifax <lele at metapensiero.it>:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > is there a multi-language hyphenation solution for current ReportLab?
> >
> > I found the "wordaxe" package, but seems a little old and
> unmaintained... In
> > the current RL source there are just a few mentions to the capability,
> but I
> > fail to see how one could inject a language-specific hyphenator into the
> > Paragraph class.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any hint,
> > ciao, lele.
> > --
> > nickname: Lele Gaifax | Quando vivrò di quello che ho pensato ieri
> > real: Emanuele Gaifas | comincerò ad aver paura di chi mi copia.
> > lele at metapensiero.it  |                 -- Fortunato Depero, 1929.
> >
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