Re: [xep-support] white spaces

From: Lily Galle <lily.galle@gmx.net>
Date: Mon Nov 17 2008 - 09:00:12 PST

Thank you very much!!

Lily

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> Datum: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 09:23:14 -0500
> Von: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
> An: xep-support@renderx.com
> Betreff: Re: [xep-support] white spaces

> At 2008-11-14 06:02 +0100, Lily Galle wrote:
> >Thank you very much for your answers. But maybe
> >I did not wrote my questions clearly enough.
> >Your answer are only for the white spaces which are regular.
>
> Forgive me for expressing myself poorly, for I
> did not mean to imply that. My answers give you
> complete control over how much vertical and horizontal white-space you
> need.
>
> >I need white spaces, whose position and length are not regular.
>
> Right ... and with the controls I mentioned you
> get to make each one however you wish.
>
> >I wrote my question again:
> >
> >I use €œXEP€.
>
> I assumed that ... but XEP implements XSL-FO and
> I am advising on the XSL-FO to use.
>
> >1.
> >I would like put some white space between the Words. Like following:
> > She likes to have pears.
> >
> >The spaces between the words are not regular. In
> >my DocBook €œmyDocBook.xml€ I wrote the code like
> €œ&#x20€ and it failed.
>
> Correct, because space characters are collapsed
> according to XSL-FO ... which is why I suggested
> you use <fo:leader>. The white-space created by
> a leader is not collapsed in the same way that
> character white-space is collapsed.
>
> >2.
> >How to put a white space at the beginning of a line?
> >
> >I need this irregularly: some lines have white
> >spaces at the beginning, some do not have.
>
> How are you specifying this in your
> XML? Translate that construct into <fo:leader>
>
> >3.
> >I need very often to produce some white spaces
> >between two lines. The only way I found out in
> >€œXEP€ is: <literallayout> </literallayout>
>
> That is awkward, but it does not require custom
> interpretation of DocBook. If you want custom
> control, then you have to either modify DocBook
> or modify the interpretation of DocBook. For
> example, I have often overloaded DocBook elements
> by using the role= attribute and then interpreted
> constructs with role= in custom ways.
>
> >Are there some other ways to produce white
> >spaces between two lines in XEP? (The position
> >and the length of the white spaces are not regular.)
>
> For vertical space use space-before= .. for
> horizontal space use <fo:leader> ... my advice
> hasn't changed. Those are the ways to do it in
> XSL-FO, so those are the ways to do it in
> XEP. Perhaps someone else on the list who knows
> DocBook better than I do can help you with
> DocBook constructs that can do this without the customization.
>
> >Thanks for any help!
>
> Good luck!
>
> . . . . . . . . . Ken
>
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