[whatwg] Hyphenation

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Tue Jan 9 02:23:33 PST 2007

On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 00:02:54 +0100, Øistein E. Andersen  
<html5@øistein.com> wrote:
> The controversy surrounding the meaning of ­ (U+00AD) is probably  
> over, although Opera currently seems not to render this character in  
> accordance with Unicode (IE7 and Safari seem to do the right thing;
> Firefox does not hyphenate at all).

So as I understand it from  
http://www.w3.org/International/O-HTML-hyphenation.html ­ is not  
enough because you have (theoretical) cases like:

   zoëven -> zo-e-ven

I doubt this is really important to web pages though.

The W3C page also mentions "Of course, the simple cases could also be  
handled with a `soft hyphen' (­), if browsers would only support it."  
which is of course not an excuse to go around and introduce a new element!

Anne van Kesteren

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