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Re: [css3-text] feedback on 'word-break: keep-all;'

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 01:49:34 -0400
Message-ID: <CADJvFOVkwkXveY+NSjsOje2T4U=j_gDpEJY6Guk5JaPQTz0mvg@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
2012/5/4 fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>:
> On 05/03/2012 08:08 AM, Ambrose LI wrote:
>> But then what is the purpose of keep-all then? If I just read that
>> description quoted above Iíd assume it *is* the ďexplicit actionĒ that
>> I needed.
> The purpose of keep-all is to keep consecutive CJK characters together,
> whereas normally they are allowed to break anywhere.
> This is common in Korean, which, like English, uses spaces to separate
> words.
> It is also sometimes useful for mixed-script text, where zh/ja snippets
> are mixed into another language that uses spaces for separation.

Hmm, I guess I remember asking this exact same question before. I
didnít understand back then, and Iím afraid I still donít understand.

The need to have keep-all functionality in Latin text is as real as
that in CJK text. Why are the two kinds of scripts treated so
differently? I mean, this is an override; why canít we have a
consistent way to override? This makes no sense to me.

> ~fantasai

-ambrose <http://gniw.ca>
Received on Friday, 4 May 2012 05:50:03 UTC

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