From: Antoine Leca (Antoine10646@leca-marti.org)
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 05:02:49 EDT
On Friday, April 16, 2004 12:31 AM, Peter Kirk va escriure:
>> Peter Kirk a écrit :
>>> What is U+2027 intended for? The name suggests that it might be what
>>> is needed for Catalan.
>> Hyphenation point is primarily used to visibly indicate
>> syllabification of words. Syllable breaks are potential line breaking
>> opportunities in the middle of words. The hyphenation point It is
>> mainly used in dictionaries and similar works. When an actual line
>> break falls inside a word containing hyphenation point characters,
>> the hyphenation point is rendered as a regular hyphen at the end of
>> the line.
> Well, this sounds just like the required behaviour for Catalan, as
> described by Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin on 28th March. He wrote:
>> Something happends when the "L·L" coincides with a soft line end. I'm
>> no expert in Catalan typesetting but IIRC the dot becomes a hyphen,
>> while regular "LL"s cannot be broken.
António is correct.
But this is not the main point of ·. Main point for · is to disambiguate
orthographies. Hyphenation behaviour is only a secondary role.
Besides, it is vastly more easy to keep the obvious unification, rather than
trying to distord it and trying to make a conditional mapping, if
Mathematics, · => U+00B7, if Catalan, · => U+2027, if NoSeQue, · =>
some_other_random_middle_dot, etc. Unlike hyphenation rules (where the
mapping might very well be · => U+2027, by the way), which are pretty easy
to pinpoint, tagging Catalan in bulk text is clearly not a easy task. Even
when considering the fairly restrictive rules for it to occur (requiring
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