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Re: lynx-dev Re: justification+hyphenation

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: justification+hyphenation
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 06:46:18 +0500 (SAMST)

On Fri, 15 Oct 1999, Juan-Carlos Lerman wrote:

> Also notice that good wide column book typography uses
> hyphenation (I mean breaks words into two lines) rather  
> sparsely, perhaps less than in 5 or 10% of lines.

 Most technical books (at least math-oriented) are prepared in TeX. It's very
flexible, and it allows to set hyphenation penalty. By setting big penalty,
it's possible to reduce the number of hyphenations arbitrary.
> To return to Lynx's topic: how would hyphenation work when
> searching using the command "/" to match a given word?

  Lynx will be unable to find the hyphenated word. The biggest problem in
supporting search on hyphenated text is that lynx currently searches in each
line only (so, it's unable to find "foo bar" if "foo" is the last word of one
line, and "bar" is the first on next line). So, it will take some efforts to
implement hyphenated words search.
 Best regards,

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