From: Jukka K. Korpela (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Aug 16 2009 - 13:37:01 CDT
Karl Pentzlin wrote:
> The following line contains a U+00AD SOFT HYPHEN after each "test"
> But doing this in texts displayed with the current versions of
> Microsoft Word, Quark Express, Emurasoft EmEditor, Microsoft Internet
> Explorer, or Firefox, the line is broken at arbitrary places mostly
> within the "test" letter sequence. Also, hyphens are shown only
> sometimes at these breaks.
Since others (including me) have different experiences, there's something
special in your test arrangements. Can you e.g. provide a URL to a web page
you used to test web browser behavior, so that others could check it on
In my experience, the most widely used programs usually support SHY
according to its Unicode semantics. Firefox was an exception, but support
was added in version 3. In fact, even Firefox 2 might be said to support
SHY, since minimal support (as far as I understand) consists of ignoring
SHY, i.e. not displaying it as any visible character or symbol. After all,
it's a hyphenation hint, with no specific rules on the conditions of
applying the hint.
-- Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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