__/ [ Blinky the Shark ] on Sunday 02 April 2006 21:12 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ 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
>>> 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.
> I hate the idea of hyphenation, as well. That's not the way it was
> written; that's post-editing. Just let it wrap at white spaces.
> This is usenet, not a page in a magazine.
perl ~/Main/Programs/paradj/paradj.pl --width=74 -h -n -b ~/in > ~/out
perl ~/Main/Programs/paradj/paradj.pl --width=74 -n -b ~/in > ~/out
Thanks for the tip guys!
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