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Re: [css-text] i18n-ISSUE-345: Arabic Hyphenation

From: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 18:09:08 +0100
Message-ID: <5384C6B4.2000501@gmail.com>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>, W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>
On 27/5/14 17:27, Richard Ishida wrote:
> 6.1 Hyphenation Control: the hyphens property
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-text-3/#hyphens-property
>
>
> "When shaping scripts such as Arabic are allowed to break within words
> due to hyphenation, the characters must still be shaped as if the word
> were not broken."
>
>
> I have seen a mail thread about hyphenation of Latin text within Arabic,
> but I've heard from a few experts that hyphenation is not actually used
> for Arabic-script text. Do we have some evidence that it is used? Just
> curious.
>

I've seen an Arabic-script Uyghur book (published in China, IIRC) that 
used it.

Nevertheless, in most languages written with Arabic script, the practice 
is unknown and would probably be considered quite bizarre.

JK
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