Bug 8186 - PDF documentation has very long lines
Summary: PDF documentation has very long lines
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: LowPrio
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
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Reported: 2023-07-10 15:54 CEST by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2023-07-11 13:57 CEST (History)
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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2023-07-10 15:54:03 CEST
The default font size in rst2pdf is just 10pt. This results in very long lines, that can be very difficult to read. The common¹ acceptable range is 45-75 characters, with 66 being the optimum. The PDF currently has around 100 characters.

Changing this is unfortunately a lot of work, as many things in rst2pdf's styles don't automatically follow the font size.

¹ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_length
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2023-07-10 15:55:30 CEST
Since this is about readability, it might be worth also changing from justified text to left aligned.
Comment 2 Pierre Ossman cendio 2023-07-11 13:57:54 CEST
For reference, our DocBook-based PDF had similar line length. It had left aligned lines, though, not justified.

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