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From Jan Driesen <Jan.Drie...@brepols.net>
Subject RE: word wrap, hyphenation
Date Tue, 03 Nov 2009 12:52:45 GMT
Dear Vincent,


I completely agree. The broader context of the text is French, that's why the content holds
that abbreviation. However as you mention, this should in fact be superscript.

Also thanks for pointing out the Unicode standard rule base behind this, as well as the word
joiner char. I agree that FOP should follow the standards and that my content should also
do so. In my case it is clearly the (errors in the) content that is to blame...


Best regards,
Thanks,

Jan Driesen

-----Original Message-----
From: Vincent Hennebert [mailto:vhennebert@gmail.com] 
Sent: dinsdag 3 november 2009 12:52
To: fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org
Subject: Re: word wrap, hyphenation

Vincent Hennebert wrote:

<snip/>
> In your particular case though, you should not use the degree character
> as an abbreviation for number (which I guess it is). Looking on the web,
> the correct abbreviation seems to be ‘no’ or ‘no.’ [2].

In English, that is. Abbreviations are highly language-specific. In some
languages it’s ‘no’ with the ‘o’ put in superscript. At any rate I don’t
think degree is used in any language. It’s just abused to fake the
superscript ‘o’. Like you noticed that may have unexpected side-effects.


> In which case
> you wouldn’t have that line-breaking issue (you may still want to use
> non-breaking spaces to prevent line breaking between ‘no.’ and ‘16’
> though).
> 
> [2] http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=264328

Vincent

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