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Knuth, TeX, and Line breaking algorithms

I’ve caught the \TeX bug and its wonderful world of typesetting and typography wonkiness. Knuth has gone to great lengths to make open and publish all the details of \TeX and important algorithms it uses (e.g. those for line-breaking). It occurred to me to research if/how folks are actually using these fine algorithms. Others are interested too and have noticed that web browsers and e-Readers are rather spotty in their line-breaking technique; here’s one example: