Re: help on the notion of Zero Width Space

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Fri Nov 07 1997 - 18:03:49 EST

At 11:15 AM 11/07/97 -0800, Kaiying Yang wrote:
>Can anybody tell me what the code point of FEFF ZERO WIDTH NO-BREAK SPACE is
>designed for ? can it be used as the possible marker or word delimiter in
>text ? Presumably, plain unicode text should be able to store the
>information of this code point.

This character is routinely used in the Far East to prevent two characters
from breaking across a line. In Western text processing, linebreaks are
limited to
spaces and hyphens, so there is less use for this functionality.


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