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Re: [css3-text] Proposed pruning & scoping of hyphenation properties

From: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:12:45 +1100
Message-Id: <9DJUIL.ZSJJAK75DUM7@abbra.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: Christian Stockwell <cstock@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

--Original Message--:
>On 03/15/2011 07:43 PM, Christian Stockwell wrote:
>> Some feedback after reading through the hyphenation discussion in
>> the latest F2F transcript:
>> <snip/>
>> 4. For "hyphens: auto" we should remove the clause specifying
>> that explicit hyphenation should take priority over automatic
>> resources. This clause is problematic for a few reasons, not
>> least of which is that "takes priority" is going to be difficult
>> to define well, or-if defined simply-will likely be ignored if
>> UAs implement the Optimal Paragraph algorithm. Let the UA decide
>> which hyphenation opportunity to use...
>I very strongly disagree with this here. The purpose of the soft
>hyphen is to allow the author control over the exact hyphenation
>of this instance of this word.


Soft hyphens inserted by the author should _always_ take priority
over automated hyphenation algorithms which in general are of lower
quality than the typographers eye and intent.


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