From: Jukka K. Korpela (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 25 2007 - 13:03:38 CST
On Wed, 24 Jan 2007, Adam Twardoch wrote:
> 1. I dont think the user should be forced to encode a soft hyphen there. The
> hard hyphen is a natural hyphenation point, and most users just insert a hard
> hyphen there.
I think you mean "normal hyphen" (technically, either HYPHEN-MINUS or
HYPHEN in Unicode terms). "Hard hyphen" is a somewhat dangerous word,
since it might be understood as NON-BREAKING HYPHEN.
> 2. Currently, some applications cant deal with such encoding properly (soft
> hyphen followed by a hard hyphen). They give the hard hyphen a higher
> priority than the soft hyphen that occurs right before it. They treat the
> hard hyphen as a natural hyphenation point and hyphenate right after it,
> without visualizing the extra hyphen.
Yes, I noticed that when I tried it and then realized that the normal
hyphen will allow a line break, so the soft hyphen is pretty useless.
-- Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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