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Re: [css3-text] line break opportunities are based on *syllable* boundaries?

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 15:07:18 -0500
To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Cc: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>, kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp, addison@lab126.com, kennyluck@w3.org, www-style@w3.org, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110129200718.GB18109@mercury.ccil.org>
Ambrose LI scripsit:

> (And you are right that even in English you can’t really hyphenate
> between any two syllables; from what I’ve read neither can you do so
> in French.)

However, at least in French there is a mechanical definition of "syllable"
which does not depend on pronunciation:  "lune", for example, has two
syllables for orthographic purposes even though it is pronounced with
only one.  That is not the case in English, and what is more, different
Englishes have different hyphenation rules:  AmE represen-tative vs. BrE
represent-ative.

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