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From "Peter B. West" <peter.w...@hp.com>
Subject Re: FOP Memory issues (fwd from fop-users)
Date Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:50:14 GMT
On Tue, 2007-01-09 at 16:52 +0100, Vincent Hennebert wrote:
> Richard a écrit :
> <snip/>
> > I'm also currently reading through Knuth's Digital Typography. Can anyone
> > point out any sections I should pay particular attention to w.r.t. FOP's
> > usage,
> 
> ("Digital Typography" caught my eyes. I'll try to respond to the rest
> later.)
> 
> Chapter 3, "Breaking Paragraphs Into Lines", is definitely THE chapter
> to read.
> The first 2 chapters are dealing with font rendering, which goes too far
> for us --but it may be interesting for your personal culture. I haven't
> read the rest but it seems very TeX-oriented to me. Maybe interesting,
> but obsoleted by the current font technology (Type1, OpenType) anyway.
> 
> I've considered to describe the linebreaking algorithm in a less cryptic
> manner (variable names of more than one letter, mainly) on the Wiki [1],
> but have never had the time to do it. If you ever want to do that, that
> would be very valuable I think!
> 
> [1] http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/KnuthsModel
> 
> Vincent

And I thought about describing Knuth and Plass' algorithm in a less
cryptic manner, and from a slightly different point of view.
http://defoe.sourceforge.net/folio/knuth-plass.html

N.I.H.

Peter




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