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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-text-3] word-break: break-all doesn't break before sentence-ending punctuation if UAX #14 is used

From: Koji Ishii via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:19:59 +0000
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> higher-level question: why doesn't word-break: break-all break at all grapheme boundaries?

Because this value was designed for a use case in East Asia to break non-East Asian (e.g., Latin) words at every character boundary, but then many non-East Asian authors found it's useful for other purposes. The naming was unfortunate. You might also found that this value is not interoperable, which is also unfortunate.

We could add a new value if implementers agree to implement. Could you tell us your use case? In what case you want to break between two FULL STOPs, and isn't it sufficed by `break-word` instead?

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