[NTG-context] ConTeXt MKIV bug: Chinese left aligned does not work as should

Yue Wang yuleopen at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 11:03:10 CET 2008


Hi, Hans:

wikified in http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Chinese_Flush_Right
and I think Li Yanrui will put this into his ctxnote introduction:
http://code.google.com/p/ctxnotes/

And I hope there is a perfect solution soon  (it is strange that LaTeX
left/right align works good).

Yue Wang


2008/11/10 Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl>:
> Yue Wang wrote:
>> Hi, Hans:
>>
>> It seems that left aligned (flushright) does not work for chinese.
>> I attach the minimal test files in the mail.
>> To test the file, please download the zhfonts.tex from
>> http://code.google.com/p/ctxnotes/downloads/list, and the adobe
>> Chinese fonts.
>> (I also mailed you these files long ago for other problems)
>
> taco and i looked into this
>
> it has to do with the fact that the intercharacter spacing has more
> stretch than the leftskip and since raggedright is achieved differently
> from raggedleft, there is no easy solution; we could make raggedright
> behave like raggedleft but that would influence hyphenation too much
>
> however, there is a way out ...
>
> \startbuffer
> 1中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中%
> 中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中%
> 中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中%
> 中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中中%
> \stopbuffer
>
> \framedtext
>     [align={broad,flushright},width=90mm]
>     {\getbuffer}
>
> \framedtext
>     [align={broad,flushleft},width=90mm]
>     {\getbuffer}
>
> \framedtext
>     [align=middle,width=90mm]
>     {\getbuffer}
>
> some time in the future we can think of language specific defaults, like
>
> \let\raggedleft\veryraggedleft
> \let\raggedleft\veryraggedright
>
> for chinese but first we need to investigate to what extend we need such
> language specific defaults
>
> adapting the leftskip node in the nodelist is also an option, but that
> might have unwanted side effects so best is to keep it under user control
>
> make sure to wikify this ...
>
> Hans
>
>
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