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

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 22:12:46 +0100
Message-ID: <5384FFCE.7030705@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>, www International <www-international@w3.org>, W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>
Then perhaps we should replace the Arabic example with one in Uighur. 
Koji/Fantasai, I could ask the W3c Chinese staff whether they could come 
up with an example (with the appropriate location for a break), if you like.

RI


On 27/05/2014 18:09, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> 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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