[duxhelp] Re: [folds] code

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 20:13:13 +0100

Yes, Susan, but what about those of us in Europe who use 12
inch deep paper which can hold up to 29 Lines?

Or even David on this list who uses 13 inch deep paper.

I know it's a difficult concept, but there is life outside
of North America.  (smile)

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Susan
Sent: 28 March 2006 18:25
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: [folds] code

FWIW, MegaDots uses a line of dots 2-5 across braille lines
9 and 18 and with 8-1/2" width paper fits a business
envelope perfectly.

Susan


Peter Sullivan wrote on 3/28/2006, 10:45 AM:

Michael,

We are looking to avoid alogrithms that produce three
different sizes of section. We're aiming instead for an
alogrithm that, regardless of the number of folds, will
produce sections of at most two different sizes.

There seems to be some disagreement about how to distribute
the larger and smaller sections, when the sections aren't
all of the same size.

Mike is looking for a way to make this something that the
end user can set. So far, we have two preferences:

1. Put the larger section(s) first -- the smaller section(s)
following.
2. Put the smaller section(s) first -- the larger section(s)
following.

So far, nobody has requested the larger or smaller
section(s) be placed in the middle. This is good -- the
fewer variations there are in preference, the more easily we
can understand and adapt to them.

However, let me point out a wrinkle that nobody else has
pointed out so far.

If you have an even number of sections greater than two --
perhaps because you've requested three fold lines (thus four
sections) -- I posit that you would want, if possible, to
have the fold lines arranged symmetrically on the page. This
would make it possible to fold once down the middle, and
once again at the now-coincident remaining fold lines.

We wouldn't get this by putting the larger fold section(s)
consistently at the top or at the bottom. A recursive
algorithm is necessary to manage such a case well.

All of which is to beg your patience -- and that of others
-- as we try to tease out a specification on this one. We've
put our thinking caps on too.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael
Surato
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:15 AM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: [folds] code

Correct, I would want the largest section to be at the top
of the page. 
Ideally, I would want the smallest section to be at the
bottom of the page. This would produce a page that has the
first line or so outside of the folded section, and still
have a neat fold.

If the algorithm produces 3 different size sections, I would
want the largest at the top, and the smallest at the bottom.
If there are 2 equal size sections, and 1 larger section, I
would want the larger section at the top. If there are 2
equal size sections, and 1 smaller section, I would want the
smaller section at the bottom.


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