Subject: Re: [xsl] Authority For Western Line Breaking Rules|
From: "W. Eliot Kimber" <eliot@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 09:48:11 -0500
I have pointed this thread to Asmus Freytag who is a author of UAX#14.
Follwings are reply from him, I copied them with the permission from Freytag.
(Freytag until the end of body of this mail:)
For background, Annex 14 is very permissive, implicitly allowing line breaks wherever they are not explicitly disallowed and does not, for example, disallow breaks following closing punctuation, allowing for example, this break:
"e. g., a thing"
That is, Annex 14 allows this break, even though it would be wrong in any Western language I'm familiar with.
However, the statement is incorrect. UAX#14 allows breaks after closing punctuation, but not if it precedes alphabetic characters.
Eliot -- W. Eliot Kimber ISOGEN International, LLC eliot@xxxxxxxxxx www.isogen.com