Friday, July 1, 2011

PRI #186: Word-Joining Hyphen

The Unicode Technical Committee has posted a new issue for public review and comment. Details are on the following web page:

Review period for the new item closes on July 27, 2011.

Please see the page for links to discussion and relevant documents. Briefly, the new issue is:

PRI #186 Word-Joining Hyphen

The Unicode Standard has different character properties for line-break and word-break behavior that reflect differences in behavior. The standard specifies that U+2011 NON-BREAKING HYPHEN disallows line breaks. The Unicode Technical Committee is currently considering whether this non-breaking behavior should be broadened to also affect word breaking behavior.

Details concerning this proposal are in the PRI itself:

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