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Re: tag for notion and compound indication

From: Simon Siemens <Simon.Siemens@web.de>
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 17:55:25 +0200
Message-Id: <42F38BED.8060501@web.de>
To: XHTML-Liste <www-html@w3.org>



Devin Bayer wrote:

>
>
> On Aug 5, 2005, at 1:15, Simon Siemens wrote:
>
>> However what has not been addressed by HTML up to
>> now are compound words. I suppose, this is because English does not 
>> have
>> them to a relevant extend. But German e.g. has many compound words 
>> (like
>> "Bundesregierung": "Bund" + "Regierung"). Thus an ability to indicate
>> such compositions could really enhance search engine results from a
>> German point of view.
>
>
> Why not use the the word joiner (2060) character? Excerpted from 
> Unicode:
>
> Word Joiner behaves like &nbsp; in that it indicates the absence of 
> word boundaries; however, the word joiner has no width. For example, 
> the word joiner can be inserted after the fourth character in the 
> text “base+delta” to indicate that there should be no line break 
> between the “e” and the “+”. The word joiner should be ignored in 
> contexts other than word or line breaking.
>
> - Devin Bayer
>
Thanks! I'll give it a try next week.

Simon
Received on Friday, 5 August 2005 15:55:33 GMT

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