Re: behaviour of ZWNBSP (was Re: Unicode and Kermit)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Aug 16 1999 - 13:31:23 EDT wrote:
> E.g. (see p. 6-131) I may
> want to insert ZWNBSP before and after the "+" in
> base+delta
> to ensure that no line break occurs,

Indeed. But surely this would not be taken as a single word
even in the absence of ZWNBSPs: it contains a non-alphabetic
character. Thus this example does not settle the issue of
whether "ap<ZWNBSP>ple" is one word or two.

In particular, why create such a thing (other than by accident)?
Perhaps to suppress line-breaking with hyphenation? In that
case "apple" remains one word, and the ZWNBSP is serving as a
mandatory non-hyphen.

	John Cowan
Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! / Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau,
Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies.
			-- Coleridge / Politzer

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