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Jul
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accepted local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
Jul
20
comment local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
that is interesting. could you briefly comment on what the line \spaceskip=0.2pt plus 0.2pt minus 0.1pt does exactly? i.e. how it should be "read"?
Jul
20
comment local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
what I don't understand is why you added \the\fontdimen2\font\quad \the\fontdimen3\font\quad \the\fontdimen4\font\par again and again?
Jul
19
comment local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
@AlanMunn : Well, the original problem was inspired by a friend who tried to typeset different languages with Arabic script. So, yes the Arabic is relevant for the original question. I, however, found it generally puzzling and would be very interested in your alternative solution even if it does not apply to the Arabic. I you have some time, please do tell me and the community about your idea.
Jul
19
revised local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
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Jul
19
comment local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
apparently so, yes. However, whereas Lorem ipsum at least looks like Latin, the Arabic text reveals itself more readily to be entirely off.
Jul
19
comment local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
My first attempts were to create a single command combining do and undo as you suggest, but everything went entirely wrong so I split them (temporarily). Other than that, I just chose -2 to make the effect plainly visible. good answer. (The Arabic -- in case you wondered -- is nonsensical.)
Jul
19
comment local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
@jon : oh yes, now I understand what you meant by "multiplicative feature"... thanks
Jul
19
comment local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
@jon : That works. But since I chose -2.0 randomly to make the effect visible, I need to ask you now how you calculated -0.5? Or generally: what would be the value for the reverse command given any random value for the initial command?
Jul
19
revised local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
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Jul
19
revised local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
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Jul
19
comment local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
I tried \newenvironment{tighter}[1]{\addfontfeature{WordSpace=-2.0}#1}{\addfontfeature{‌​WordSpace=1.0}} with the same result. However, I would prefer an option where I can have different inter-word spaces within one line or paragraph, e.g. "bla bla bla \tight{foo bar foo bar} bla bla bla" with "bla bla" having normal space and "foo bar" tighter space.
Jul
19
asked local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x
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Jul
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comment How can I draw simple trees in LaTeX?
is it possible with this package to have the tree not from top to bottom but from left to right? (a felled tree, as it were)
Jun
30
reviewed Approve MiKTeX 2.9 missing dll?
May
18
comment hyphenation with languages in transliteration // forced hyphenation?
I just had the issue that \insdisc tried to hyphenate other LaTeX commands, e.g., in \insdisc{blabla \texquote{abcdefg} blabla} it tried to hyphenate \textquote which, of course, resulted in an error message. Any way to keep that from happening?
May
18
reviewed Approve Captions to narrow in SCfigure due to small image
May
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comment hyphenation with languages in transliteration // forced hyphenation?
wow! what you call "crude" I'd call "simple" or even "elegant". At first, I had problems with ellipsis package, but this just led me to no longer use it.
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