Re: [xep-support] Intermediate format question

From: Geoff Levner <>
Date: Tue Oct 03 2006 - 01:12:45 PDT

It would be simpler to put "_elastic_" into an attribute of your
fo:block, wouldn't it? Then you would not have to worry about XEP
processing it. You might use the "id" attribute, for example.


On 3 Oct 2006, at 07:36, Teus Benschop wrote:

> Hi,
> We've a minor problem here with the XEP intermediate format, and
> perhaps somebody knows a solution for it.
> Our scenario is this.
> We've a xslfo file, convert that to XEP
> intermediate format, using the "-format xep" switch, then we
> process that intermediate file, and then produce a pdf
> out of it.
> The file has the word "_elastic_" in it, like so:
> <fo:block font-size="12pt" text-align="left" space-before="0mm"
> space-after="0mm" start-indent="0mm" end-indent="0mm" text-
> indent="0mm" span="all" intrusion-displace="line" widows="2"
> orphans="2">
> _elastic_
> </fo:block>
> The word "_elastic_" triggers our processor and cause it do take
> some actions.
> Depending on the font chosen, at times the word "_elastic_" gets
> into the intermediate file as one whole word, but
> sometimes it gets divided into two bits, like so:
> <xep:text value="_elas" x="56693" y="774889" width="24528"/>
> <xep:text value="tic_" x="81221" y="774889" width="18000"/>
> If the words is available as one whole word, our processor finds
> it, and handles it properly, but if the processor finds "_elas" and
> then "tic_" later, it does not recognize this as a special word to
> be handled, does not get triggered, and therefore does nothing, and
> the "_elastic" appears in the output pdf, which is undesired.
> My question is whether there are any instructions to be given to
> XEP to put some text as one unit into the intermediate file, like so:
> <xep:text value="_elastic_" x="56693" y="774889" width="42528"/>
> Thanks for any help,
> Regards,
> Teus Benschop
> Free Presbyterian Church

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