3016Re: Non-breaking hyphen [NH]
- Aug 13, 2002Bruce:
> Suppose you were referring to someone named Nielsen-Stokeby. Youwould not want
> the name split at the hyphen. But there might be other places withinthe same data
> element, where a line break should be allowed. That renders nowrapinapplicable.
><.nobr>Nielsen-Stokeby</nobr> xxxx .
> I suppose this could be solved by entering xxxx
> (The period in <.nobr> is there only to prevent some mail systems fromprocessing
> it as a HTML-Tag. It should be "thought-away" !)hyphen as a companion
> But it seems peculiar indeed, that there should be no non-breaking
> to the non-breaking space.Not speaking about HTML here, but just about how books and newspapers
are "normally" printed - aren't there really two kinds of hyphens, ones
that are always there even if the word/phrase does NOT require breaking
(your example: Nielsen-Stokeby) and hyphens that MAY be inserted as part
of the right justification process (eg. syl·la·ble)
My point: either of these can be legitimately broken, so why would a
non-breaking hyphen be "necessary"?
Regards ... Alec
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Somers" <bruce.somers@...>
Sent: 13 August, 2002 16:57
Subject: Non-breaking hyphen [NH]
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