View Full Version : Converting Old English Poetry

03-28-2009, 03:10 AM

I'm using BookDesigner to convert Old English poetry to LRF, or more to the point I'm having real trouble.

Each line needs to be broken into two half-lines, for example:

Welund him be wurman.....wrces cunnade,
anhydig eorl earfoa.....dreag,
hfde him to gesie.....sorge ond longa,
wintercealde wrce;.....wean oft onfond,
sian hine Nihad on.....nede legde,
swoncre seonobende.....on syllan monn.
s ofereode,.....isses swa mg!

where the ..... represents spaces.

So far I have not found a way to force BD to honour the spaces between the half-lines.

Non-breaking spaces (   ) just get collapsed into a single whitespace.
Using CSS (whitespace: pre) is ignored.
I suppose I could embed transparent gifs, but that's not really satisfactory.

Any suggestions?

beo ge gesunde

John O