Re: [xep-support] line-through space leader (Fixed-length space that does not stretch from justification)

From: Alexander Peshkov (
Date: Mon Sep 15 2003 - 01:17:42 PDT

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    Hello Louis,

    Unfortunately, text-decoration="line-through" implementation in XEP is
    not quite compliant. In your case, I suggest to use following
    instead of
      first<fo:leader leader-length="20pt"/>second
      first<fo:inline letter-spacing="20pt - 0.3em">&#xA0;</fo:inline>second

    It will give you the desired effect. Note that in XSL FO
    letter-spacing is *added* to the width of non-breaking space so if you
    want to have exactly a 20pt gap you need to reduce letter-spacing by
    the width of one typographic space which is about 0.3em.

    We plan to improve XEP support for "line-through" value in the
    future, but I can't give you any time line.

    Best regards,
    Alexander Peshkov

    LM> From: Alexander Peshkov <> suggested some time ago :

    >> LM> Yes, maybe. I did not try keeps.
    >> Actually there is no need for keeps. Just make sure there is no spaces
    >> between leader and words.

    LM> Okay this works ("1em" as a leader-length seems to generate a very long leader though) but how do I draw a line across this space (to indicate deletion for instance) ?
    LM> text-decoration="line-through" seems to have no effect when the leader-pattern is space.

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