## (dsssl) Jadetex - Line breaking problems

 Subject: (dsssl) Jadetex - Line breaking problems From: "Brian Callahan" Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 20:03:36 -0800
Hello!

I'm thankful for the help that was offered with respect to my previous query
concerning page breaking. That problem has been solved.

However, I seem to be having some line-breaking problems. I'm using the
create the dvi file from the tex file that Jade produces, I get some very
strange behavior. Occasionally, when using em-dashes or there are
apostrophes (&rsquo;) in words at the end of the line, the last character or
so will "hang" into the right margin (on a fully-justified document). In a
large book this happens dozens of times, and is very unsightly. I don't see
a way to set the tolerance for this - is there a way that anyone is aware
of?

That's the first problem - the second problem appeared when I attempted to
turn off hyphenation to test the first problem. For some reason, jadetex (or
something) seems to be ignoring the hypenate? setting. The tex file that
jade produces looks good. For example, here is a snippet from the tex file:

------------
{\def\Element%
{46}}\Par%
{\def\FirstLineStartIndent%
{12\p@}\def\FirstLineStartIndentFactor%
{justify}\def\Hyphenate%
{0}\def\Language%
{EN}\def\Country%
{^@^@}}
\Character{8220}Can\Character{8217}t save it!\Character{8221} he yelled. He
coul
d barely see her as he reached for her. He had a last glimpse of the
interior\Ch
aracter{8212}a hundred foot ship that could have made a comfortable home. It
a complete library of now-dead Earth\Character{8217}s
knowledge\Character{8212}
the stuff needed to start a new civilization without having to repeat the
first
5,000 years or more. \endPar{}\endNode{}\Node%
--------------

Though Hyphenate appears to be set to zero, once I run this file through to
dvi, and then to PS, the output looks like (with the word "comfortable"
hyphenated):

--------------
"Can't save it!" he yelled. He could barely see her as he reached for her.
a last glimpse of the interior-a hundred foot ship that could have made a
knowledge-the stuff
needed to start a new civilization without having to repeat the first 5,000
years
or more.
--------------

Any thoughts on this problem? I've tried this with an older version of
jadetex, as well as the most recent one... both result in the same problem.

Thanks!

Brian... ;-)

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