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Re: [css3-text] scoping line break controls, characters that disappear at the end of lines

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:32:32 -0400
Message-ID: <CADJvFOXch3EZH=Gbcq2xYU+V7Vd3dOvSwynmc04wp9AcxWmwKQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "CJK discussion (public-i18n-cjk@w3.org)" <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>

As far as I understand, the traditional style of formal letters (where
the letter effectively opens with “To whom it may concern” and closes
with the name of the recipient) is not used in China, so it is
plausible that this traditional device is no longer used there; if
that is the case then it would explain why people in China do not
recognize it.

People in Taiwan and Hong Kong should recognize it (unless I’m more
detached from the culture than I think I am), but in the meantime I’ll
try to see if I can get any relevant information.


2012/4/16 Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>:
> Ambrose, your support here is really appreciated.
> I asked about the honorific space to my brother living in China, and to his Chinese wife, but neither has ever seen this.
> If we can't get enough information, I think we have to assume that it'd behave similar to full-width spaces within Japanese.
> Regards,
> Koji
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Koji Ishii
> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 1:19 AM
> To: 'Ambrose LI'; fantasai
> Cc: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: RE: [css3-text] scoping line break controls, characters that disappear at the end of lines
>> The honorific space, if used, is always placed directly before the name.
>> As far as my understanding goes (which is really not much), using
>> honorific spaces in non-justified text is kind of pointless, since it
>> is too hard to see if the honorific space has been used or not.
>> It appears that there can be a line break between a honorific space
>> and the name that follows it; I have put up a scanned sample (with a
>> bit of an explanation) at http://bit.ly/HyKbZs
> Thank you Ambrose for the scanned image, this is helpful.
> Do you have an image where a line breaks before the honorific space? I wonder if it still take up a space or not.
> Regards,
> Koji

-ambrose <http://gniw.ca>
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