[reportlab-users] Hyphenation

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Sun Jun 24 13:10:35 EDT 2018

The hyphenator is not being propagated to any split sub pararagraphs. I
think that we don't want to go down the route of supporting large numbers
of optional attributes on the paragraph instances that is what the style is
for. I tried this and it seems to work.

On 24 June 2018 at 16:18, Lele Gaifax <lele at metapensiero.it> wrote:

> Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com> writes:
> > Thanks for these. The gffset is some kind of mistype, you are right the
> > lambda seems not to be required. As for using the longest split I am not
> > sure that is always best; the branch code is looking for a balanced
> split.
> > It's nearly 50 years since I last looked at hyphanation (for a port of
> > troff) so I am no doubt well out of date :)
> :-)
> I just tried your branch (using Py3.6, fwiw): it works well for "normal"
> paragraphs, but the ImageAndFlowables still behaves oddly. I tried to
> execute
> it under pdb but I have (again! sorry :-\) the feeling that I'm missing
> something in the logic.
> Anyway, I'm attaching the sample script I used, and an image showing the
> place
> where the hyphenation does not happen, even when there's plenty of space to
> split the words "semplicemente" and "avanzare".
> All the best,
> ciao, lele.
> --
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