Line breaking for Kanbun and Bopomofo characters

From: Katsuhiko Momoi (
Date: Tue Feb 10 2004 - 21:05:30 EST

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    According to the "LineBreak-4.0.0.txt" accompanying UTR #14, Kanbun
    characters are considered as the same as CJK ideographs and classified
    as "ID" class meaning, i.e. we should be able to line break before or
    after a character.

    In Kanbun reading (classical Chinese), I always thought that these
    characters are a part of the preceding character so that a line should
    not break before it. For example, 0x3191 is an instruction to skip the
    preceding character and read the next character first and then come back
    to the preceding character.

    Can someone on the list tell me the rationale for classifying them in
    the "ID" class?
    The same question for Bopomofo characters.


    - Kat

    Katsuhiko Momoi

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