Line count limits on pecha pages

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Line count limits on pecha pages

Post by FWJ » Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:52 am

Marcel has asked
"Is there a way of getting PechaMaker to add more lines than 8 to a page as I need 16".

Is anyone else being limited by the maximum line counts on the three pecha page types?
Currently:
the maximum on Title pages is 4 lines
the maximum on Fancy pages is 6 lines
the maximum on Body pages is 8 lines

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Post by Guest » Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:08 am

Yes I was making some peche for a lama to use with his western students so I was needing more pages on the title and fancy.


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Line count limits raised in version 1.8

Post by FWJ » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:53 am

As of version 1.8 the maximum number of lines on each page type has been increased.

the new maximum on Title pages is 6 lines
the new maximum on Fancy pages is 12 lines
the new maximum on Body pages is 20 lines

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Post by cfynn » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:58 am

BTW I've run into a few Tibetans who insist that to have odd numbers of lines on pages (five or seven) is more auspicious and that even numbers of lines should be avoided.

This idea seems to be something confined to people from particular areas (or maybe to the particularly superstitious) since there are innumerable examples of manuscripts and woodblock texts with impeachable credentials that have an even number of lines per page.

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Odd line counts

Post by FWJ » Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:00 am

Well, anything auspicious seems like a good idea to me. :)

Chris, do you think I should raise the limits to 7, 13, and 21?
If it might make someone feel better then I'm all for it.

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Re: Odd line counts

Post by cfynn » Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:34 am

FWJ wrote:Well, anything auspicious seems like a good idea to me. :)

Chris, do you think I should raise the limits to 7, 13, and 21?
If it might make someone feel better then I'm all for it.
Why not - Tibetans do consider odd numbers to be auspicious, though old pecha with 6 lines is also common.

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