Re: [xep-support] Creating inline areas with zero width

From: G. Ken Holman <>
Date: Wed Jun 14 2006 - 11:29:09 PDT

At 2006-06-14 19:25 +0200, Jirka Kosek wrote:
>Janean Angeles wrote:
>>I'm not sure if this is the 'best' way of doing this, but it worked for me.
>>Try applying a negative padding-left to the 2nd
>>value. Taking your fo and altering it like this:
>> A<fo:inline baseline-shift="super"
>> inline-progression-dimension="0pt">X</fo:inline><fo:inline
>> baseline-shift="sub" padding-left="-8pt">Y</fo:inline>
>> </fo:block>
>>This technique worked in my test. You may
>>still have to play with the padding variable to
>>get them right (due to font differences), but it's something to start with...
>Yes, negative spaces are solution, but only in a
>case when you know the exact size of overlapping
>content. My problem is, that instead of single
>letter "X" I must cope with arbitrary content of unknown width.

I understand that <inline-container> is not
supported in XEP, but I believe the pure XSL-FO
answer to your question is the following code
fragment, which I've tested as working in another processor.

I hope this helps understand what is available in the specification.

. . . . . . . . . Ken

<flow flow-name="frame-body" xmlns="">

   <block text-align="justify" font-size="20pt">
     ZZ<inline-container font-size="10pt"


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