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From Andreas Delmelle <andreas.delme...@telenet.be>
Subject Re: Choosing a better threshold in line breaking
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2008 17:00:13 GMT
On Oct 27, 2008, at 23:53, Dario Laera wrote:

> Il giorno 27/ott/08, alle ore 18:53, Andreas Delmelle ha scritto:
>> Do you mean that this last try is /always/ performed (even when we  
>> already have a set of feasible breaks)?
> It's not always performed (so it's formally correct), but in my  
> tests it's rarely avoided, more precisely just once, with the file  
> "my_franklin_rep-jus.fo" that is composed of many paragraph in 1  
> column with justified text. What I think (obviously, I may be  
> wrong, as it has been proved in other mails ;) is that another  
> intermediate try, with a judicious threshold, can be performed,  
> leading to the same final result but with much better performance,  
> if this intermediate try doesn't fail like the previous.

Have you investigated whether the column-balancing approach is of  
influence here? I mean: are there significant differences between  
using one narrower column (the same width you would get when using  
two columns, only it will roughly yield double the amount of pages).



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