Whitespace rules (v2)
ricko at allette.com.au
Sun Aug 24 17:10:37 BST 1997
> From: Liam Quin <liamquin at interlog.com>
> The hyphen is 0255 octal (173 decimal). It is a hyphen, not a soft hyphen.
> There is no soft hyphen in Latin 1.
> I don't have the necessary copy of Unicode in front of me,
In both Unicode 1.0 and Unicode 2.0 ­ is called "soft hyphen"
or "discretionary hyphen", so it is available, but perhaps not reliably
supported by 8859-1 applications.
Also available is the zero-width
space ​ which can be used to provide non-hyphenating line-break
points inside long technical terms (this might be useful in chemical names,
where a dash of any kind might be misleading) and in languages in which
words are not delimited by spaces.
For example, supercali​fragalistic&x200B;expialladocious.
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