Line breaking at orthographic syllable boundaries
Several scripts do not use spaces to separate words, and allow line breaks at the boundaries of orthographic syllables. Breaking at orthographic syllable boundaries is not currently supported in the Unicode Line Breaking Algorithm. The proposal Line breaking at orthographic syllable boundaries would add this support for initially 11 scripts.
We request feedback from users of the following scripts:
- Eastern Cham
- Dives Akuru
We request feedback on the following questions:
- Which of the scripts mentioned above do you use?
- For this script, is the proposed style of line breaking clearly better than the old one?
- Does the proposed style of line breaking provide good, or at least acceptable behavior for general use?
- Are there cases where the proposed style of line breaking does not work correctly? Please provide example text and describe the expected line breaking behavior.
- What would be the impact for you if the proposed style were not introduced?
- May we contact you for follow-up?
To compare the new behavior with the existing one, please use the text areas below. The text in the first text area can be edited; it is pre-filled with Balinese text, which you should replace with text in your script. The second text area shows the same text with the current style of line breaking, which often leads to text overflowing the text area. The third text area shows the same text with the proposed style of line breaking. All text areas have black borders – text that overflows those borders is a problem with current line breaking. The second and third text areas show all positions where lines can break with green vertical lines.
If in other environments you sometimes use the character ZERO WIDTH SPACE (ZWSP) or extraneous space characters to control line breaks, don’t use them in this test.
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Current style of line breaking:
Proposed style of line breaking: