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Re: hyphenation character data

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 06:24:16 +0100
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: 'WWW International' <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5394b71b5dsljj3c2opk475lodtvve4s2c@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>I also note that "appropriate" depends on, for instance, whether the
>character is widely available and available in a suitable font, so
>you don't get strange rendering due to font substitution. It does not
>seem that there is a site that discusses this in great detail. My im-
>pression also was that typographical conventions differed beyond the
>choice of character, like in whether you put the character at the end
>of the previous line or at the beginning of the next, but I could not
>immediately find a reference so I might be misremembering or this may
>no longer be true for in-use systems.

Frederick Williams points out in comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html
that Microsoft seems to think breaking before the hyphen is the right
thing to do on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15541761 where you'll
get "shake\n-up" in Internet Explorer 8 and 9. Jukka K. Korpela made
a demo page <http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/test/hyphen.html>.
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