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ID:89 🔗
Status:Closed (Not a Bug)
Submitted by:Malte Vesper
Date:2015-06-24 11:16:02
Summary:breaking space between long acronym and acronym


Glossaries default style (current texlive version) allows for a line break between `Acronym (acr)` i.e.


This line break can fall onto a page break.

Fix: i guess replacing `\space` with `~` should work. If there are reasons against this please let me know.




    \newacronym{nfa}{NFA}{nondeterministic finite automata}


This is a feature request, so I've had to close it as not a bug. (There are plenty of long abbreviations, especially technical or medical ones, where a non-breakable space is undesirable. The existing styles behave as documented so there's no bug to fix.) However, version 4.16 now has two new styles called "long-sp-short" and "long-sp-short-desc". These will use a non-breakable space if "(short)" is less than 3em otherwise it will use a regular space. For these styles, the space is inserted using \glsacspace{label} which can be redefined as required.


Comment from Malte Vesper
Date: 2015-07-09 05:22:42 CDT

While probably not quite the place, I would like you to know that I did not just move on, after reporting this, so: Thank you very much.

Just as an idea for the future: would it make sense to have the 3em be user defineable? (Package parameter: downside only configurable for one glossary, style parameter or maybe create a comand wrapper to generate this style).

Comment from Nicola Talbot
Date: 2015-07-08 11:27 BST

I did consider making the length configurable by providing a new length register, but glossaries already uses up so many resources (which has resulted in complaints) that I didn't want to add any more. It's difficult to get a good balance between providing customization and document build efficiency.

Comment from Nicola Talbot
Date: 2020-03-01 20:38 GMT

The glossaries-extra package has made it easier to provide new features. Some of the abbreviation styles with the extension package use

between the long and short forms which can be configured as required.

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