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Re: syllable division tag

From: Joris Huizer <joris_huizer@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 04:03:18 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20030619110318.32271.qmail@web20205.mail.yahoo.com>
To: AndreasWieland@gmx.de, www-html@w3.org


--- AndreasWieland@gmx.de wrote:
> 
> Hello,   
>     
> In some languages extremly long words are existing.
> For instance in 
> german there are words like
> "Oberweserdampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft".   
>     
> Unfortunally when using "text-align:justify" such a
> long word will be put 
> to a new line or in other browsers the spaces inside
> the justification are  
> very wide. Without using justify the width of lines
> could be very various.  
>  
>     
> Why not using a tag inside a word to allows the
> browser to put a part of 
> the word to a new  line automatically.   
>     
> For instance when I write a html-file using the
> above german word, I 
> could use this tag like  this:  
> <p>... Ober<pbr />weser<pbr />dampf<pbr />schiff<pbr
> />fahrts<pbr />  
> gesell<pbr  />schaft ...</p> (pbr := possible break)
>   
>     
> The browser would show a "-" anywhere it wants in a
> justified text,  
> whenever a new line is necessary:   
>     Bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla Oberweserdampf- 
>  
>     schiffahrtsgesellschaft bla bla.   
>     
> instead of:   
>     Bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla   
>     Oberweserdampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft   
>     bla bla.   
>     
> In english all words usually a very short, because
> of the spaces and "-"  
> inside the words. But even there such problems could
> exists.   
>     
> Best regards 
> 

Isn't that what the &shy; does? At least I thought it was...

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