proposal for new character 'soft/preferred line break'
buck at yelp.com
Wed Feb 5 16:15:44 CST 2014
On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 8:22 AM, Markus Scherer <markus.icu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 2:25 PM, Rhavin Grobert <rhavin at shadowtec.de>wrote:
>> Parallel to soft hyphen, a hyphen that is just inserted if the word was
>> broken, it would be practical to have some way to tell browser: if you need
>> to break the line, try here first. This would be really usefull for poems,
>> music lines, adresses,...
> That would be HTML <wbr> <http://dev.w3.org/html5/markup/wbr.html> or U+200B
> ZERO WIDTH SPACE <http://unicode.org/cldr/utility/character.jsp?a=200B>.
> And it would be really easy to implement: there is no visual
>> representation needed and if the right code-point is choosen, it would be
>> downward-compatible to all systems not knowing of the new character.
> Unlikely. There are some unassigned code points that are predefined with
> but that is not supported everywhere.
> Also, the implementation in browers would be very easy to acomplish.
> Maybe. You could research how widely <wbr> and U+200B are supported. (I
> don't have that data.)
Here's the wbr support story: http://www.quirksmode.org/oddsandends/wbr.html
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