[texhax] Horizontal Footnotes in Critical Editions

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Thu Sep 8 11:37:01 CEST 2005

At 10:59 08.09.05, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> > The overflow happens as soon as the \footnotesize \baselineskip
> > exceeds 16 pt, while in standard LaTeX this doesn't exceed 12 pt.
> > So are you preparing slides? I would also like to see your preamble.
> >
> > [This mainly addresses the package authors:]
> > Maybe the relevant algorithm in manyfoot must be changed.
> > Numerics (which is the manyfoot' author' profession) teach
> > to multiply before dividing in order to minimize rounding errors,
> > while it may be better to change this order in the present situation.
> > Oh, a better idea would be to precede the multiplication by 1024
> > with dividing by 8 (e.g.) and insert multiplication by 8
> > immediately after dividing by \columnwidth (or replace 1024
> > by 128 and 64 by 512). (This might be done on a `slides'
> > option as well.)
>actually, even that doesn't sort it in some cases.

Indeed, first I thought Chris Yocum is preparing a critical edition
of airline logos on jumbo jets or ads on airships or the like :-)

And a more careful reading of TeXbook p. 58 reveals that
already \baselineskip=16 pt is too large.

-- Uwe

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