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NAME

       wml::des::typography - Typography

SYNOPSIS

        #use wml::des::typography [face_shortcuts]

        #   paragraph whitespace
        <ps [height]>
        (<ds [height]>)
        <pi [width]>
        (<ein [width]>)

        #   paragraph text rendering
        <big X>
        <sc [complete]>...</sc>
        <csc>...</csc>
        <spaced [interchar=N] [interline=N]>...</spaced>
        <verbcode>...</verbcode>

        #   headlines
        <headline [name]>...</headline>
        (<ue [name]>...</ue>)
        <subheadline [name]>...</subheadline>
        (<zwue [name]>...</zwue>)

        #   unsorted lists
        <tul [ps=N] [pi=N]>
          <tli [pshape=dash|box] [pcolor=#rrggbb]>...</tli>
          ...
        </tul>

DESCRIPTION

       This include file provides tags for more typographically strong layouting then HTML per
       default provides. The following tags are provided:

       Typographical Paragraph Skip
           "<ps "[height]">"

           This is the typographical way to insert a blank line between two paragraphs. It is not
           as high as the one generated by HTML's "<p>" tag. Default is 4 pixels for height.
           Optically and functionally "<ps>" is between "<br>" and "<p>".  In german this is
           called "Durchschuss", so you can also use the alterntive name "<ds>" for this tag.

             ...The last line of the previous paragraph.
             <ps>
             The new line of the following paragraph...

       Typographical Paragraph Indention
           "<pi "[width]">"

           This is the typographical way to glue paragraphs which should become one optical
           block. A complete blank line between them would be ugly and without any inserts the
           reader cannot distinguish between the two paragraphs. The typographical solution here
           is to indent the second paragraph by width pixels. The default is 40 pixels.
           Optically "<pi>" also includes the effect of "<ps>".  In german this is called
           `Einrueckung', so you can also use the alterntive name "<ein>" for this tag.

           Example:

             ...The last line of the previous paragraph.
             <pi>The new line of the following paragraph...

       Big Paragraph Starting Letter
           "<big "X">"

           This is the typographical way to mark the beginning of a more important paragraph by
           rendering the first letter of the first word of this paragraph in huge font. Optically
           this letter then is approximately three times bigger then the normal text font.
           Additionally the alt attribute of the used "<img>" tag is set to the letter, so text-
           based browsers correctly show the first word. Because such a paragraph should also be
           introduced by more whitespace, one usually uses the standard "<p>" tag in front of
           "<big>" to achieve the correct optical effect.

           Example:

             ...The last line of the previous paragraph.
             <p>
             <big T>he new line of the following paragraph...

       Small Caps Text
           "<sc "[complete]">"..."</sc>"

           This container tag renders its body with small caps, i.e.  all lower case letters are
           changed to upper case while lowered optically via font size. In german typography this
           is also known as `Kapitaelchen'.  Optionally when adding the attribute complete, all
           words are forced to begin with an upper case letter, too.

           If you have support for i18n (internationalization) you may also convert case of non-
           ASCII characters. See your local documentation locale(7) for details or ask your
           system administrator.

       Spaced Text
           "<spaced "[interchar=N] [interline=N]">"..."</spaced>"

           This container tag renders its body as spaced text, i.e.  text with spaces between the
           lines and characters. In typpgraphy this is usually used to emphasize the text by the
           use of whitespace. Per default interchar and interline are 0, i.e. no spacing. The
           spacing is achieved by inserting as much "&nbsp;" entities as interchar specifies and
           1pt-images of height 14+interline every fifth word.  In german typography this is also
           known as `Gesperrt'.

       Headline
           "<headline "[name]">"..."</headline>"

           This container tag creates a typographically better headline as the standard HTML
           "<h1>" does, i.e. it renders the text in Helvetica and used better whitespaces around
           it. Actually it does not create any whitespace above it, but the correct one below it.
           This way you can create the leading whitespace your own (which is usually different
           according to the context) but get nice trailing whitespace (which has to be chosen
           carefully to make the headline and the following paragraph one unit).  In german this
           is called `Ueberschrift' hence the alias "<ue>".

           Example:

             ...The last line of the previous paragraph.
             <p>
             <ue>The headline</ue>
             The new line of the following paragraph...

       Sub-Headline
           "<subheadline "[name]">"..."</subheadline>"

           This container tag creates a typographically better sub-headline as the standard HTML
           "<h2>" does, i.e. it renders the text in Helvetica and used better whitespaces around
           it. Actually it does not create any whitespace above it, but the correct one below it.
           This way you can create the leading whitespace your own (which is usually different
           according to the context) but get nice trailing whitespace (which has to be chosen
           carefully to make the headline and the following paragraph one unit).  In german this
           is called `Zwischenueberschrift' hence the alias "<zwue>".

           Example:

             ...The last line of the previous paragraph.
             <p>
             <zwue>The headline</zwue>
             The new line of the following paragraph...

       Verbatim Code
           "<verbcode>"..."</verbcode>"

           This container tag renders its body mostly verbatim, i.e.  treats it like plain
           (source) code. Internally this just is an indented "<verbatim>" container from
           wml::fmt::verbatim(3) which itself is an enhanced "<pre>" container.

       Unnumbered Lists
           "<tul "[ps=N] [pi=N]">"..."</tul>"

           This container tag displays unnumbered lists in a more typographically strong layout,
           rendered via HTML tables for indentation.

           "<tli "[pshape=box|dash] [pcolor=#rrggbb]">"..."</tli>"

           Items are prefixed by a box or a dash, depending on the pshape attribute, and its
           color may be defined.

AUTHOR

        Ralf S. Engelschall
        rse@engelschall.com
        www.engelschall.com

REQUIRES

        Internal: P1, P2, P3, P8

SEE ALSO

       HTML "<font>" and "<br>" tags.