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

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 09:54:46 +0800
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+cXkkB-vwTD_UQ_QsWieggdP-_n6cO77NQBmW-cY=a=pQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: www International <www-international@w3.org>, W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>
Not necessarily relevant for modern Arabic script usage, however, it might
be useful to review the more derived Thaana [1] script usage which goes
further still in the direction of disconnection of letter forms.

[1] http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/36/Thaana.png

On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 12:27 AM, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> 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.
> [this comment has not been reviewed by the i18n WG]
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