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Re: Special drop capitals

From: Jeff Kingston
Subject: Re: Special drop capitals
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 08:29:21 +1000

Answer: if I've understood the problem correctly, it is quite difficult
to do this and you will have to become sufficiently expert in Lout to
be able to read and modify the existing definitions for drop capitals.

Jeff Kingston

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 23:35:04 +0200, Thomas Baruchel wrote:
  > Brest, le jeudi 12 juin
  > Hi, I like very special drop capitals:
  > the drop capital uses a light face and is very great, ie. 72 or more,
  > with a height equal to  many text lines. I want it to be printed
  > as a gray watermark under the 6/7 first lines.
  > For instance, if I have a paragraph beginning with D. I have a
  > light-gray huge thin D against the left margin, and with the top
  > being at the top of the first line of the paragraph. Then the first line
  > can either be indented (ie. beginning at the right of the bounding
  > box of the D) or not (the second letter is against the left margin,
  > bove the D). All foloowing lines aren't indented and are printed
  > above the huge D. Is it possible to do that ?
  > -- 
  > « nous devons agir comme si la chose qui peut-être ne sera pas devait
  > être » (Kant, Métaphysique des moeurs, doctrine du droit, II conclusion)
  >   Thomas Baruchel <address@hidden>

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