From: Richard Wordingham (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 23 2007 - 15:16:09 CST
Adam Twardoch wrote on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 5:02 PM
> On a related note: in Polish typesetting practice, hard hyphens are always
> promoted to the next line if soft hyphens occur in the text. So if I have
> a sentence "Tam wisi czerwono-niebieska flaga" and the optimal line break
> occurs where the hard hyphen already exists, the text will be hyphenated
> like this:
> Tam wisi czerwono-
> -niebieska flaga.
> AFAIK, this practice is not widespread in other languages, though may
> exist in some.
It's a fairly obvious innovation. I used it as an English teenager, and I
don't recall copying it from anywhere. I don't recall any teachers
commenting on my use of it.
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