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Re: [XSL-FO] Strategies for dealing with translated tables

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  • Eliot Kimber
    ... Auto might work but specific results with auto layout are explicitly not guaranteed. Also, not all FO implementations support auto layout. Cheers, Eliot --
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 25, 2004
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      Chris Bowditch wrote:
      > pcarey@... wrote:
      > > Hello.
      > >
      > > Our authors use the XHTML table model to create XML tables, which are then
      > > transformed into XSL-FO and then PDF. Our XML is translated into quite a
      > > few languages. If an author specifies precise (absolute) column widths, I'm
      > > not sure things will work, once the XML is translated. A table column sized
      > > for English may not work for, say, German. Hyphenation is not an option,
      > > either.
      > >
      > > One approach might be to only honor the column widths for English content,
      > > but I am not sure that this is the best approach.
      >
      > Surely the approach would be to use table-layout="auto" so that the columns
      > resize to accomodate the content just as in HTML.

      Auto might work but specific results with auto layout are explicitly not
      guaranteed. Also, not all FO implementations support auto layout.

      Cheers,

      Eliot
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