On Nov 13, 2006, at 11:06, Andrejus Chaliapinas wrote:
I've tested Andreas approach with tables and column numbers/spans
found it as very particular font specific (correct chars per tab
having in mind possible different text styles is almost equal to
the task of
space leader length calculation between 2 parts separated by tab
stop - at
least it seems so for me).
Yep. That's what I meant by 'it will only be reliable in case of non-
proportional fonts', and even then there's the possibility of a
simple bold (or bolder) font-weight, but also --far more
complicated-- I imagine things like kerning and letter-spacing could
wreck the game, unfortunately.
It's really only suited for simple transformations of tabulated plain-
text to, for example, a Courier font (where the number of characters
per tab stop is easy/straightforward to predict).
Oh well, it was worth a try :)