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Bug#139820: debian-policy: Overlong lines in .ps version



Package: debian-policy
Version: 3.5.6.1
Severity: normal

The PostScript version of the Debian Policy Manual has illegible text
in some places. The debiandoc2latexps script is apparently set up to
keep overlong lines together, rather than move the last token down to
the next line. This results in problems when the overlong line is so
much too long that it does not fit into the printable area of the
paper sheet.

More than half of the pages I've looked at have this problem in its
less dangerous form (right margin overflows but text is still
readable) but the more problematic case is observable e.g. in the
following places:

  * page 58 (section 10.3.5 example script; default branch of big case
    statement -- corresponding to line 4760 of policy.sgml),

  * page 83 (12.8.5, items no 2, 9, 11, and 12; policy.sgml lines
    6782, 6947, 6976, and 6991, respectively)

  * page 90 (13.6-13.7; policy.sgml lines 7493, 7512, and 7519)

I could perhaps produce an exhaustive list, but changing the
formatting mechanism so it doesn't produce these in the first place
would no doubt be preferrable.

Hope this helps,

/* era */

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Kernel Version: Linux there 2.2.17 #1 Sun Jun 25 09:24:41 EST 2000 i586 unknown


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