[iip] Hyphenation isn't supported (#79)

r12a has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/iip:

== Hyphenation isn't supported ==
None of the major browsers supports Tamil hyphenation out of the box. This is a problem for text in narrow columns, because Tamil words tend to be long.

The CSS Text 3 spec provides the <a href="https://drafts.csswg.org/css-text-3/#hyphenation">hyphens</a> property, but browsers need to implement the actual mechanism for processing the text. In the case of Tamil, simple dictionary lookup is not enough, because the language is highly inflexional and a significant element of morphological analysis is needed in addition to other Tamil-specific orthographic rules for placement of break opportunities.

An <a href="https://w3c.github.io/i18n-tests/css-text/interactive/int-hyphens-000.html">interactive test</a> is available, and a <a href="https://github.com/w3c/i18n-tests/wiki/Test-script-for-hyphens">test script</a>.

The impact of this is basic, because of the difficulties of handling text in narrow columns.

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/iip/issues/79 using your GitHub account

Received on Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:33:24 UTC