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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000294ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2006-11-26 23:01
Reporterukulele Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionduplicate 
Summary0000294: Word spacing
DescriptionI'd like to see the ability to adjust spaces between words.
TagsNo tags attached.


duplicate of 0001422 assignedavox Manual adjustment of word spacing... 
related to 0000131 assignedavox Ability to have various typographic spacing 
related to 0003400 acknowledged Support for international typographic spacing (e.g. German) 
child of 0004004 acknowledged Metabug: Typographic spacing 


Andrea Astfalk1

2004-03-17 20:31

reporter   ~0000758

I absolutely agree.
In typesetting some special spaces are used:
Base ist the "em quad". It has the wide of the letter "m" (not absolutely needed, you may set two "en quads" instead). These are usually equal to a digit. So you can adjust numbers in a list or a table (if you don't habe decimal tabs). A "quarter quad" is used where the normal wordspace is too big (example: E. Meier). To optimize this feature, some typesetters use "sixth part quads" or even "eighth quads".
Entities defined in MathML (
  = em quad
  = en quad
  = quarter quad
  = sixth part quad
  = eighth quad
These spaces should be fixed values, non breakable, they should not grow in justified text. (Some others are listed there, too, but I think the list above contains the most important).
Also there is a nonbreakable wordspace:  . You may use it to avoid separation of words. For example the company "X Tec" should not be separated. It is a normal wordspace and grows if a line gets justified.


2004-09-05 20:04

reporter   ~0002314

Last edited: 2004-09-05 20:06

Related: bug 0000131 .

P.S: "Me too" - tweaking tracking would be great.

edited on: 05-09-04 22:06


2006-04-13 19:10

developer   ~0009903

Planned in Roadmap Extras
with no ETA

Changing the status to acknowledged

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2004-02-25 00:59 ukulele New Issue
2004-03-17 20:31 Andrea Astfalk1 Note Added: 0000758
2004-09-05 20:04 ringerc Note Added: 0002314
2004-09-05 20:06 ringerc Note Edited: 0002314
2004-10-07 18:48 subik Relationship added related to 0000131
2006-04-13 19:10 mhanski Note Added: 0009903
2006-04-13 19:10 mhanski Status new => acknowledged
2006-04-20 15:48 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003400
2006-07-10 22:15 mhanski Relationship added child of 0004004
2006-11-18 06:27 avox Relationship added duplicate of 0001422
2006-11-18 06:27 avox Duplicate ID 0 => 1422
2006-11-18 06:27 avox Status acknowledged => resolved
2006-11-18 06:27 avox Resolution open => fixed
2006-11-18 06:27 avox Assigned To => avox
2006-11-26 22:59 avox Assigned To avox =>
2006-11-26 22:59 avox Resolution fixed => duplicate
2006-11-26 23:00 avox Status resolved => closed
2015-09-17 20:08 Kunda Category Story Editor / Text Frames => Story Ed/Txt Frames
2015-09-17 20:12 Kunda Category Story Ed/Txt Frames => Story Editor / Text Frames