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Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] How to change the font size of a single charac ter?
I can't help you with the DSSSL, but I might be able to help with the tagging. What is the significance of the word test, and the letter within test that you want to enlarge? For example, in the sentence, "Open the File menu and click Send to send your message", the words "File" and "Send" are a menu and a menuitem in a GUI application. The letters "F" and "e" are the accelerator keys in the respective labels. So, I would tag that sentence as: Open the <guimenu><accel>F</accel>ile</guimenu> and click <guimenuitem>S<accel>e</accel>nd</guimenuitem> to send your message (Or I would further abbreviate it as "Click <menuchoice><guimenu><accel>F</accel>ile</guimenu> <guimenuitem>S<accel>e</accel>nd</guimenuitem></menuchoice> to send your message") Anyway, in this case, the <accel/> element is a perfect fit for the specific letters. There are very few tags, though, that are a good fit for letters within words, and <accel/> is only valid in the gui* elements. So, what exactly is the significance of the letters which you want to enlarge? Jeff > -----Original Message----- > From: Mike Haberman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 3:14 PM > To: Jeff Beal > Cc: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] How to change the font size of a single > charac ter? > > > all great questions. > > I would like to mark up the element. (e.g > > <para> > This is a t<big>e</big>st. > <para> > > I am pretty new to docbook. I don't know if there is a > specific element > that can be used for this purpose. My hack is to use some element I > I am not using, then assign the role attribute and hopefully > figure out > within dsssl to apply the font styles. > > My target is PDF. I am using openjade, pdfjadetex, docbook > 4.2 and dsssl > 1.78 > > thanks!! > > mike > > > > On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 03:07:42PM -0400, Jeff Beal wrote: > > How are you selecting the letter in question? What logic > are you using to > > determine the "BIG" letter? Is it the first letter of the > first para in a > > chapter, or is it arbitrary? Are you putting that letter > inside of an > > element (highly recommended)? Which output format are you > targeting? If > > HTML, do you want the styling to be inline CSS or in an > external style > > sheet? > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > From: Mike Haberman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 3:01 PM > > > To: email@example.com > > > Subject: [docbook-apps] How to change the font size of a single > > > character? > > > > > > > > > > > > Hello, > > > > > > I was wondering if someone could tell what I need to do > to change > > > the font size of a single character within a paragraph: > > > > > > <para> > > > I want the letter 'A' to be 24 pt. within the word want. > > > </para> > > > > > > what do I need to do to make this work? > > > > > > thanks to anyone who can help!! > > > > > > mike > > > > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list, send a post to > > > firstname.lastname@example.org. > > > > > > > > > > > -- > ------------------------------------------------- > Mike Haberman > Senior Research Engineer > NCSA > ------------------------------------------------- > >