proposal for new character 'soft/preferred line break'
Jukka K. Korpela
jkorpela at cs.tut.fi
Mon Feb 10 14:41:37 CST 2014
2014-02-10 21:49, Richard Wordingham wrote:
> U+200B has the distinct advantage of being a character, and therefore
> readily travelling with the words it separates.
Granted, but it’s still a character that the rendering software needs to
know and support in order to have the desired effect. As I mentioned,
some legacy software try to render it as a graphic character, with poor
results. In contrast, in HTML, the <wbr> tag is safe in the sense that
when it does not work (some modern browser have oddities in this
respect), it gets ignored
> It's quite a useful
> character when dealing with inadequate or non-existent dictionaries for
> languages that don't have visible separators between words or,
> depending on line-breaking practice, syllables.
That is correct. Yet, it needs to be supported by the relevant software.
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