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Some tips and tricks for TEX typesetting (in Czech)
The article presents an original solution of three challenging typographic tasks
by means of TEX’s macrolanguage.The reader can find here not only a detailed
description of the sophisticated macros but also a number of recommendations
1. In Czech typography, the interval dash cannot stand at the end of a line
nor can it be moved to the beginning of the following line. If the split between
lines is inevitable, the dash is replaced by a word. While writing a macro for the
interval dash, it is necessary to overcome a certain disadvantage of the command
\discretionary, namely that it does not allow to append glue to the current
list, as the word which replaces the dash has to be separated from the text by
a space, while the dash is not separated.
2. The setting of the whole first line of a paragraph in capitals (or possibly
in a different font) can be applied at the beginning of individual chapters.
3. For hanging hyphenation, the TEXbook recommends to use a special font
with zero-width \hyphenchar. The solution of this typographic task can, however,
be achieved using an ordinary font with real-width \hyphenchar.
Hrstka tipů pro TEXovskou sazbu
None in this article.
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