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Re: Starting work on the Maverick edition


Hi there,

i would disagree, that justified (Blocksatz) would always look better
from a typographical point of view. As we can't use microtype in
xetex/xelatex optical edge balancing (optischer Randausgleich) is not
supported (experimental it is).

The Tufte Style (and just in the moment i have to read tuftes
cognitive style of powerpoint) with ragged right (Flattersatz rechts)
helps achieve a good "grey tone" (Grauwert). So I would agree that the
ragged right is something not often used, but there should be no
negative impact on readability.

A typo and translation thing would be the correct (language specific)
use of quotation marks, therefore i suggest to switch to polyglossia
and use csquotes (\enquote{} in the translations).

best wishes,

Christoph Pfeiffer, M.A.
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On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Daniel Schury <das.surst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Exactly. Would be much easier to read and prettier too.
> Am 26.08.2010 13:19, schrieb Kevin Godby:
>> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 6:17 AM, Daniel Schury <das.surst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Damn, I hate online-translations^^
>>> In german it would be "Blocksatz", it means, that the text is centered
>>> in a way, that both the left and the right side start/end at the same
>>> line, so that you get a smooth border. You know what I mean?
>> Ah, you mean fully justified -- like newspaper columns?
>> --Kevin
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