Re: [xsl] Authority For Western Line Breaking Rules

Subject: Re: [xsl] Authority For Western Line Breaking Rules
From: Kobayashi <koba@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 11:12:16 +0900
As for Japanese text, we do not use such characters as full stop
(U+002E), comma (U+002C).

Normally, we use Ideographic full stop (U+3002) or Full width full stop
(U+FF0E), Ideographic comma (U+3001) or Full width comma (U+FF0C).
The design of full stop, comma or any punctuations of western fonts
such as Times New Roman or Arial is not appropriate for mixture with
Kanji, Katanaka or Hiragana glyph.

Chinese is the same as Japanese. Old Chinese and Japanese did
not use any punctuations, punctuations were introduced from
Western languages about one hundred and half years ago.

South East Script such as Thai, Khmer, Laos do not use any 

I wonder if the UAX#14 is not for Western language, for which 
language it is devised.

Best regards,

Topkushige Kobayashi

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In thinking about it, I think that the Annex 14 rules are stated in such 
a way that the rules are appropriate for languages that do not use space 
to determine line breaks without explicitly disallowing Western-style 
line breaking behavior.


W. Eliot Kimber
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