__/ [ Whiskers ] on Sunday 02 April 2006 13:32 \__
> On 2006-04-02, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The only wishlist item that I have at the moment is the ability to feed
>> message body to a script and then pipe the output to the message body. I
>> currently do this via an external editor and I rely on keyboard accelera-
>> tors (xbindkeys) to save some keystrokes. This particular script is a sort
>> of a filter that justified and hyphenates messages using Perl, which re-
>> lies on a TeX component. If only I could automate this, I'd have the mes-
>> sages re-written more frequently.
> I can only speak for myself, of course, but ... please don't do that :((
> It's hard to read - and the mind boggles at what other programs would make
> of it if they try to re-wrap quoted text in responses.
> (And of course the 'justification' only works for people who see your text
> displayed in a 'fixed width font').
These are some of the many reasons why I abstain from doing this frequently.
Some readers find it difficult to cope with; both human readers and
newsreaders. I suppose I could at least go for hyphenation opt out. The
lines are wide anough either way.
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