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PDF::Builder v3.024 Released, 12 September 2022
   Please see the CPAN listing, GitHub entry.

PDF::Table v1.003 Released, 05 July 2022
   Please see the CPAN listing, as well as the GitHub entry.


A Thought…

Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

   — John F. Kennedy

Perl library for line-splitting (paragraph shaping)

Links to files and information for Text::KnuthPlass…

Text::KnuthPlass uses the famed Knuth-Plass line-splitting algorithm (used in TeX and LaTeX) to break up a text string into a properly "shaped" paragraph. Certain rules are followed to not only efficiently pack the paragraph into a minimal number of lines, but also to minimize hyphenation, keep line density fairly constant, and take other measures to ensure that the output is typographically "nice looking". It works with both fixed-width fonts and with proportional (variable-width) fonts, where you supply the font library that calculates word lengths (e.g., PDF::Builder's advancewidth() method). It also makes use of (by default) Text::Hyphen, a library to indicate where words can be split (for hyphenation purposes).

 

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