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Re: rendering a string as a new line?

From: Janusz S. Bień
Subject: Re: rendering a string as a new line?
Date: 19 Sep 2003 15:25:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.95

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003  Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> wrote:


> The "Other Display Specs" node of the Emacs Lisp manual says:
> | `((margin nil) STRING)'
> | `STRING'
> |      A display specification of this form means to display STRING
> |      instead of the text that has the display specification, at the same
> |      position as that text.  This is a special case of marginal display
> |      (*note Display Margins::).
> Note the simple STRING alternative.

I've missed this because I've been confused by the statement

        This is a special case of marginal display

and judged the passage as irrelevant.

To say the truth, I still don't understand it. :-(

On Fri, 19 Sep 2003  Oliver Scholz <address@hidden> wrote:


> This is all very hypothetical. Now I am curious how those tags
> actually look like and what the file format in question is.

The file format is a proprietary format of a little known KOMBI
typesetting system ( which happens to
be used for the dictionary of 16th century Polish. The system
historically is a WYSIWYG one, but moves gradually toward a markup
system. I am investigating whether useful information about the entry
contents and structures can be extracted from the dictionary files in
this format.

When asking a question, I made an oversimplification. Actually there
is no new line tag at all, the new line is just implied by some
SGML-like tags. For example, the tag used to change the content of the
running head implies the end of the current entry and the beginning of
a new one, so one or even several new lines should be displayed.

Thanks to all of you for your interest and help.



dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW
Prof. Janusz S. Bien, Warsaw Uniwersity
address@hidden, address@hidden

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