Re: [IUG] Modifying Monographic labels
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- Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:49:14 -0700 (PDT)
- From: Bob Rasmussen <ras at anzio dot com>
- Subject: Re: [IUG] Modifying Monographic labels
On Thu, 21 Jul 2011, Angela Igo wrote:
> For nonfiction we use the Dewey Decimal System, and there is only room
> for 8 characters on one line, so if the number past the decimal is
> longer than 7 digits we drop it down one line. But we don't want to
> drop down just one digit, we normally drop down at least 3, and indent
> it one space. With fiction, again since there is only room for 8
> characters, we would take a name like Patterson and break it between the
> "r" and the "s" and indent the second line one space. My supervisor
> refers to these as "intellectual" breaks rather than "logical" breaks.
> Our goal is to make this as easy as possible for the pages and clerks
> who print our labels. Right now they can edit the label within the
> Modify Monographic Label dialogue box and hit print. If you have any
> suggestions, or if my explanation didn't make sense, please let me know.
Your supervisor is asking for the moon. It's almost trivial to break a
number based on its length. But to break words, especially people's names,
in an "intellectual" way is very difficult. I assume s/he means between
syllables. If this was easy, there wouldn't be so many bad examples in
your average newspaper.
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