From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 27 2007 - 00:10:38 CDT
On 7/26/2007 12:39 AM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> Hmm... Why does it not work, say in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and even MS
> Word ??? The first rule of LB30 should avoid breaking "word(s)", but I'm
> still seeing the line break everywhere between "word" and "(s)"
I think you are leaping to an assumption here. UAX#14 provides a
specification, but that does not guarantee that all platforms and
browsers want to be conformant with it.
The behavior of ordinary letters and punctuation under line breaking is
fully overridable - Unicode provides a default specification, but
there's no requirement anywhere that anyone must implement the
overridable parts the way UAX#14 specifies them - *except* if they
expressly claim conformance to that algorithm.
In other words, if your complaint is with the browsers, you are barking
up the wrong tree.
PS: one conformant implementation, albeit a conceptual one, can be
found in Unibook.
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