literal glossary entry w/underscore text overrun

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P4jjb
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literal glossary entry w/underscore text overrun

Post by P4jjb » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:17 pm

Hi all,

In the PDF glossary, long <glossentry><literal>terms with hyphens line wrap, but long <glossentry><literal> terms with underscores do not line wrap and thus break into the term definition cell.
Has anyone else had this issue?

Radu
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Re: literal glossary entry w/underscore text overrun

Post by Radu » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:07 pm

Hi,

Sorry for the delay.
This is how the PDF processor (Apache FOP by default) handles consecutive character data, it breaks at "-" but not at "_". It seems to obey the following line breaking specification:

http://unicode.org/reports/tr14/

From what I've googled a suggestion would be to use non-showing characters like zero width spaces (U+200B) in the term content in order to allow the PDF processor to break the line at some point:

http://apache-fop.1065347.n5.nabble.com ... 10418.html

Regards,
Radu
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P4jjb
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Re: literal glossary entry w/underscore text overrun

Post by P4jjb » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:00 am

Thanks Radu, that did the trick.

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