消灭孤儿寡妇!

前几天一篇博文,标题较长,WordPress 呈现出来的样子是:

要消灭排版中的孤儿

这样的标题,“史” 字落入第二行,落单了。

我看了觉得不顺眼,把标题缩短:《英国活教育:走出教室,深入矿坑学历史》。

我最近读到,学排版/文字设计的人,列出了排版的十大罪状。以上的标题,就犯了 “孤儿”  (Orphans) 一罪。

什么是孤儿?就是在一个段落的最后一行,只出现一个字或词。孤零零的孩子,怪可怜的。怎么办?消灭之。

写博客写了几年,对文字和排版更感敏感了。

寡妇指的又是什么?请看下图:

English: Example of orphan typesetting (highli...
English: Example of orphan typesetting (highlighted), a so-called widow Deutsch: Schusterjunge (hervorgehoben) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

一个段落,前大半部在第一页下方,剩下一两行拖到第二页最上方去。欠缺美感和协调,称为寡妇  (Widows)

这篇文章里有一些中文解说。

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

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