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From Antares <ari...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Text wrapping around a graphic
Date Fri, 07 Mar 2008 10:37:30 GMT



Vincent Hennebert-3 wrote:
> 
> Hi Will,
> 
> Will Hollins a écrit :
>> Thanks for the fast response.
>> Are there plans to implement fo:float?
> 
> Sure. I’m planning to work on this as soon as I’ve managed to put 48
> hours in a day ;-)
> 
>> or is someone currently working on it?
> 
> I started to study the corresponding part of the spec and to design an
> algorithm 1 and 1/2 year ago, but have never had the time to finish. All
> the documentation is still on the wiki however:
> http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/GoogleSummerOfCode2006/FloatsImplementationProgress/ImplementingSideFloats
> 
>> If not, I would be interested in taking it on.
> 
> You’re welcome! Switch to the fop-dev mailing list for any questions or
> discussions regarding the implementation.
> 
>> Is there any particular reason that it has been left out so far?
> 
> Lack of business interest, plus the fact that it’s all but trivial. It
> involves fiddling with the Knuth algorithm, both at the line and page
> levels. The code might not be ready for that, and moreover Simon Pepping
> is currently working on a branch whose goal is to mix line and page
> breaking. That might have an impact on how floats would be implemented.
> 
> But that shouldn’t prevent you to start having a look if you’re willing
> to!
> 
> Vincent
> 
> 
>> ----- Original Message ----
>>
>> From: Vincent Hennebert <vincent.hennebert@anyware-tech.com>
>>
>> To: fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org
>>
>> Sent: Saturday, 26 January, 2008 1:07:30 PM
>>
>> Subject: Re: Text wrapping around a graphic
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi Will,
>>
>>
>>
>> Yes an fo:float is needed for that, which as you have seen isn’t
>>
>> implemented yet.
>>
>> Unfortunately I don’t know of any workaround to achieve a similar  effect
>>
>> without floats.
>>
>>
>>
>> Sorry,
>>
>> Vincent
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Will Hollins a écrit :
>>
>>> Hi,
>>
>>> I want to have text that wraps around an image.
>>
>>> e.g.:
>>
>>
>>> xxxxxxxxx|
>>
>>> xxxxxxxxx|
>>
>>> xxxxxxxxx|
>>
>>> xxxxxxxxx|__________
>>
>>> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>
>>
>>> Is this currently possible with fop?
>>
>>> I believe it would be possible with an fo:float, but from what I 
>>> understand on the site, this isn't currently implemented.
>>
>>
>>> Thanks,
>>
>>> Will
>>
>>
>>
> 
> -- 
> Vincent Hennebert                            Anyware Technologies
> http://people.apache.org/~vhennebert         http://www.anyware-tech.com
> Apache FOP Committer                         FOP Development/Consulting
> 
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I guess this feature won't be implemented in the near future :( IMHO it's
very useful.
Anyway thank you for the job done.

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