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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-text-3] Segment Break Transformation Rules around CJK Punctuation (#5086)

From: jfkthame via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:07:23 +0000
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> @MurakamiShinyu’s argument is convincing to me. Semantic line breaks in source code is one of the main use cases for collapsing segment breaks in general, so I think it's important to support if we can do so without creating any major problem, and consistency with TeX makes sense here.
> @kojiishi Wrt Unicode, they've indicated a lack of interest in creating any property for this use case. They might revise that position in the future, but in any case its up to us, the users of such "unbreaking" behavior, to figure out what we need, draft it up, and try it out. Unicode might be more willing to establish such a property once we've established its usage better and given them a concrete starting point that they can validate and maintain.
> @jfkthame Any thoughts? Would it be reasonably implementable in Gecko?

I'm just trying to catch up with the ideas here... my first reaction on looking at the [current draft](https://drafts.csswg.org/css-text-3/#space-discard-set) is that I think it's a mistake to define a *space-discarding character set* in CSS in terms of Unicode blocks or ranges. This is a maintenance headache in the making -- as hinted at, I think, by the note about "For future revisions of [UNICODE]...". It's also an issue in that the contents of "blocks" are not guaranteed to be homogeneous.

(In other words, I'm inclined to disagree with the decision that was reached in #337. But I'll need to do more re-reading of the various discussions to figure out what -- if anything -- I think would be a better way forward.)

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