Odd hyphenations

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jun 18 01:58:58 UTC 2014

At 6/17/2014 07:13 PM, imwitty wrote:
>Another possibility: their page layout person was trying to squeeze and fit
>that article in the available space, and used  that really weird
>hyphenation, instead of tracking (i.e., reducing space between the letters)
>without using some smaller size font.

Another possibility: their text layout bot applies rules rather than
using a dictionary.  (I doubt if a human hand touches newspaper
end-of-line decisions these days.)


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