Whitespace rules (v2)

Liam Quin liamquin at interlog.com
Mon Aug 25 06:30:29 BST 1997

On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> > From: Liam Quin <liamquin at interlog.com>
>> I don't have a copy of 8859 any more to check, but if the hyphen chracter
>> is to be treated as a soft hyphen, there's no way to type a hard hyphen...
> Yes. But why is this a surprise? A "hard hyphen" is a dash (copying whatever
> kind of dash has heen used by the application) followed by a hard return.
So I can't type "Forbes-Hamilton" with a hyphen? (I have used a minus sign
here because I'm using 7-bit ASCII software right now!)

At any rate, unless hyphenation behaviour becomes part of XML-LANG, I don't
see that this discussion is relevant, although by all means mail me
privately if you want to prolong it :-)


Liam Quin --  the barefoot typographer -- Toronto
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