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Inter-word spacing problem with text-align: justify and text-indent > 0 #567

vilarneto opened this issue Jan 30, 2018 · 2 comments
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Hello there,

If text-align is set to justify and text-indent is set to a positive value, the first paragraph line ends before the trailing margin. This is due to reduced (instead of increased) inter-word spacing applied during justification, which may even make words overlap.

I've tracked down the bug to text_align() function in file layout/ For the first line only, the offset variable stores a negative value, which is divided to line spaces and causes reduced or negative inter-word spacing.

MWE (larger values for text-indent worsen the result):

from weasyprint import HTML, CSS

html = HTML(
    string='<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do'
           ' eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut'
           ' enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris'
           ' nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor'
           ' in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat'
           ' nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident,'
           ' sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.</p>')
css = CSS(string='@page { size: A4; margin: 25mm; } '
                 'p { text-align: justify; text-indent: 20mm; }')

html.write_pdf('bug-minimal.pdf', stylesheets=[css])

Environment: Python 3.6.3 and WeasyPrint 0.42, both under Arch Linux and Mac OS.

Result (default font varies with OS):


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liZe commented Jan 30, 2018

Thanks for the report!

Good news: it's already been fixed by 13bba98 (see unrelated-but-actually-related #507).

@liZe liZe closed this as completed Jan 30, 2018
@liZe liZe added this to the 43 milestone Jan 30, 2018
@liZe liZe added the bug Existing features not working as expected label Jan 30, 2018
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Thanks for the lightning fast response! I've just confirmed expected behavior with current master (commit ee6b506).

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