Re: [xep-support] line-through with different fonts

From: Alexander Peshkov (
Date: Tue Jan 20 2004 - 03:24:01 PST

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    Hello Oliver,

    OB> Hello,

    OB> I'm using <fo:inline text-decoration="line-through"> ... </fo:inline>
    OB> to create text that is marked as cancelled.
    OB> Unfortunately if the contents uses different fonts (Courier, Helvetica
    OB> and Times), the result is not a straight line but rather a line that
    OB> has breaks (the parts appear in slightly different vertical positions).
    OB> I suspect this is because each font has its own metric (though the
    OB> font-size is the same).

    Yes, you are right. Line-through cross glyphs at the half X-height.

    OB> Is there anything I can do to produce a straight line?

    Not in this version of XEP.

    OB> (Extended task: the fo:inline above is part of a table cell. Can I strike
    OB> out a whole table row?)

    I don't think it is possible.

    OB> Thanks a lot,
    OB> Oliver

    Best regards,
    Alexander Peshkov

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