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Re: [Groff] [off] micro-typography

From: Sigfrid Lundberg, NetLab
Subject: Re: [Groff] [off] micro-typography
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 11:28:45 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Thomas Baruchel wrote:


> My first attempt was not good; too slow. I now have a cluster-based
> algorithm that can minimize the variance of length (which isn't
> exactly length of all spaces in a line) of lines in a paragraph. Since
> it isn't heavy at all, I will perhaps manage to do something with it
> in groff. But the idea of keeping the paragraph unformatted and play
> after a computation with \H'' or kerning isn't bad.

With all respect to all seasoned *roff macro authors:

Wouldn't it help to have an extension language, like having GUILE (GNU's
Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for Extension) or PERL compiled into troff
and the ability to such things in a proper programming language?


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