[scribus] Fwd: Improve typographic rule support

Alexandre Prokoudine alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 05:18:32 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 6:50 AM, john Culleton wrote:

>> > I have to say, I think this one is quite a mistake. Who would
>> > hyphenate announcing at this point in the word? Note that Scribus
>> > has a better announ-cing.
>> >
>> > So to intentionally belabor this a bit, all of these DTP programs
>> > have issues. None is perfect. Each one requires scanning for
>> > unpleasant surprises or bad choices.
>> >
>> I have added a comment to an existing bug and a .ui file that I
>> believe would be one way of making Scribus work better for users and
>> help achieve a smoother typographic color. Please let me know what
>> you think and if this is implementable.
> The Merriam-Webster Dictionary says announc-ing. Sorry.
> It is very easy in TeX to specify the hyphenation points of a word not
> found in the hyphenation dictionary. It is also easy to set in
> advance the minimum length of a hyphenated word-half, pre and post
> hyphen. Deliberately in my example I did not use these features, any
> more than I used manual kerning, forced line breaks etc. I really
> don't have time to go through every issue. Read the TeXBook.
> TeX is not perfect. But for basic typesetting it is better than all
> the rest.


Hypenation in Scribus (as well as in OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice) is
based on libhnj which comes from TeX. It uses TeX hyhenation tables.
And I've actually heard complaints about the Russian one not being
good enough which leads to lots of manual tweaking. Noone bothers to
fix it though.

Alexandre Prokoudine

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