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CTAN update: lua-widow-control

Date: July 29, 2022 12:47:16 PM CEST
Max Chernoff submitted an update to the lua-widow-control package. Version number: 2.2.1 2022-07-28 License type: other-free cc-by-sa-4 Summary description: Automatically remove widows and orphans from any document Announcement text:
- Fix crashes with recent LuaMetaTeX (ConTeXt MkXL) - No longer show "left parfill skip" warnings with ConTeXt LMTX/MkXL (#7)
This package is located at https://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/luatex/generic/lua-widow-control More information is at https://www.ctan.org/pkg/lua-widow-control
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Erik Braun
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lua-widow-control – Automatically remove widows and orphans from any document

Unmodified has very few ways of preventing widows and orphans. In documents with figures, section headings, and equations, can stretch the vertical glue between items in order to prevent widows and orphans, but many documents have no figures or headings. can also shorten the page by 1 line, but this will give each page a different length which can make a document look uneven. The typical solution is to strategically insert \looseness=1, but this requires manual editing every time that the document is edited. Lua-widow-control is essentially an automation of the \looseness method: it uses Lua callbacks to find “stretchy” paragraphs, then it lengthens them to remove widows and orphans.

Lua-widow-control is compatible with all Lua-based formats. All that is required is to load the package at the start of your document. To load:

  • Plain Lua: \input lua-widow-control
  • Lua: \usepackage{lua-widow-control}
  • Cont: \usemodule[lua-widow-control]
  • Op: \load[lua-widow-control]

Packagelua-widow-control
Version2.2.1 2022-07-28
Copyright2021–2022 gucci-on-fleek
MaintainerMax Chernoff

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