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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-text-3] Hyphenation usages in CJK

From: Florian Rivoal via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:24:08 +0000
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In theory, it could be any language in any language, any script in any
 script. But I don't think the general solution has to take care about
 that. For rare cases, marking up the correct language sounds fine.

> (a) a new value, word-break:break-all-hyphenate
That would make sense. Or maybe as a separate value of the `hyphens` 

> (b) a new property, alt-script-hyphen-lang: <bcp 47 tag>

Not sure that would work so well. At least in the case of Japanese, 
while most words are indeed likely to be from English, which language 
the word is from varies on a per word basis, not on a per document (or
 element) basis. The same paragraph may have two brand names in 
English and one in French, for instance.

That's what makes me think that rather than trying to tag the language
 via css, a dictionary for hyphenation in Japanese should me made of 
latin-script words.

For arabic, the same applies, and you could have an ar-MA dictionary 
with more French words, to follow on your example, but the same 
dictionary could still include some words in English as well (brand 
names, for instance).

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