Re: How is NBH (U0083) Implemented?

From: Jukka K. Korpela <>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 22:07:35 +0300 wrote:

> Actually, ZWNBSP is no longer suggested since Unicode 3.2. Instead,
> Word joiner (U+2060) is used for simply preventing line breaks.
> ZWNBSP should only be used for its BOM semantic in new texts, but
> should still be interpreted as inhibiting line breaks. (ch. 16.2, v.
> 6.0)

So in effect, ZWNBSP still means "don't break", though the standard says
that so does the WORD JOINER and recommends that it be used instead. In
practice, there is hardly any system that does not implement the ZWNBSP
semantics but implements the WORD JOINER semantics, but there are systems
that do the opposite. This makes it easy to decide which one is safer to

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