Re: Chinese and DSSSL

Subject: Re: Chinese and DSSSL
From: Matthias Clasen <clasen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 10:02:31 +0100
> Kent Tong wrote:
> > * If english words are embedded in a Chinese paragraph, the line breaks
> >   always occur at the spaces between the english words. That is, it
> >   seems to think the adjacent Chinese characters actually form a very
> >   long word and therefore prefers not to break this long word. In fact,
> >   we Chinese do not use spaces to separate any Chinese characters.
> > 
> >   If there any way to tell it that space that it can break anywhere
> >   it likes among the Chinese text?
> In ISO SGML there is &hairsp; which is an invisible space allowing
> line brakes at places you don't want to see spaces (the opposite of
> &nbsp;). Besides trying to hack the (hypothetical) equivalent into
> the relevant paragraphs, I am at the end of my wit.

DSSSL has break-before and break-after character properties which 
should let you control hyphenation, but I don't know how much of
that functionality is implemented in the rtf backend.

Matthias Clasen, 
Tel. 0761/203-5606
Email: clasen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mathematisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg

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