Re: Proposing a DOUBLE HYPHEN punctuation mark

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2007 - 02:17:22 CST

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    > 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.
    This is an interesting case of spelling change around a line-break
    opportunity that is *not* given by an SHY. I think this calls for adding
    this example to UAX#14. (With your permission, I'll use your example and
    credit you - can I get a translation of the sample string?)


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