RE: [xep-support] keep together/text fitting question

From: John Meyer (
Date: Tue Aug 19 2003 - 13:59:55 PDT

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    I'm not sure if this would be considered special markup, but the traditional way to do this is to use a non-breaking space instead of a white space. Depending on you encoding, you may need to use an entity reference for the character. In Unicode the reference is   I haven't tried this in XEP, but I know this works in other areas of our document pipeline. I hope this helps.

    John Meyer
    Senior Software Engineer
    Clinician Support Technology
    1 Wells Avenue, Suite 201
    Newton, MA 02459

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    Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 4:24 PM
    Subject: [xep-support] keep together/text fitting question

    I'm looking for ideas on a "smart" keep-together.within-line

    The problem is I have a series of sentences that end with a space then a question mark in a marketing flyer.  If the sentence is slightly too long, the question mark is pushed to the second line by itself.   I can't use keep-together.within-line for the whole sentence, because if the sentence should be two lines long, it jams all the text together onto 1 line.  I don't want to force the editors to  arbitrarily connect the last word of the sentence and the question mark with special markup.  Per Marketing, I can't get rid of the space between the last word of the sentence and the question mark.

    by example:

    Here is the text ?

    will get rendered as

    Here is the text

    On the other hand, it is ok if a longer sentence goes to 2 (or more) lines as long as the question mark doesn't get left by itself.

    Any help is appreciated!

    Tim Frichtel

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