[scribus] Bug report 9499

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Tue Oct 18 15:07:36 UTC 2011

On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 10:18:52 -0400
"Margaret and George McIntosh" <tenbear at myfairpoint.net> wrote:

> I just downloaded V 1.4.0.rc6 (Windows) and was happy to see that my
> bug report 9499 - Hyphen extends past column edge has been fixed. I
> believe that cezaryece was instrumental in fixing this problem. Thank
> You!!!
> George
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That's not a bug, it's a feature!

Hyphens and other punctuation that protrude slightly into the margin
area actually make the type block look more rectangular. It is called
optical justification or hanging punctuation. The premier
typesetting engines, InDesign and TeX, offer it. I use that feature
routinely when typesetting books that use full justification. 

Google on "hanging punctuation" for more detail. 

I do hope the "fix" has not eliminated this pro level feature from
Scribus. I don't typeset books in Scribus but others do.  

John Culleton
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