Re: A small request...and re: your typographical conventions

Subject: Re: A small request...and re: your typographical conventions
From: "Harry Bacheler" <hbacheler -at- aol -dot- com>
To: "David Neeley" <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 20:39:21 -0500

I learned about TeX when I was working in a UNIX shpo and learning
nrof/troff, etc.

It is my understanding the Knuth not only looked at each sentence in a
paragraph but the entire paregraph.

I believe the he built into TeX the requirement that no more that two lines
could have a hyphen at the end.

Something about readability and 'standard.

I never had the opportunity to deliberately look into TeX because I never
got involved in 'typography' as a skillset.

However, I have tried to address that specific 'requirement in the writing
that I have done, even to the extent of changing my writing habit to avoid
too manyhpyhens.

Harry

----- Original Message -----

>
> Finally, for the person who spoke of TeX being superior for
> typesetting--I fully agree. I often use Lyx for that reason for many
> projects that needn't be passed around. For example, I am working on a
> book that will likely be offered through POD publishing that I'm doing
> in Lyx, as the output will be extremely good from a typographical
> standpoint with little effort on my part. That is simply a function of
> the tool.
>
> David
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