2025Re: "breakat" non-English chars when set linebreak and wrap
- Aug 27, 2005Yao G. Zhan wrote:
> I have quite a few text files that is mixed with English and non-EnglishI understand the problem. 'breakat' is a list of characters, thus it
> chars such as Chinese. Usually they are documents that have very long
> lines that every line is a paragraph per se. So I use "set wrap". For
> English text, I prefer "set linebreak" so that a word would not break at
> the end of the screen line end. But VIM doens't work as I expected by
> breaking the line at chars specified in "breakat", especially when with
> Chinese text where a character is a word on its own. For example:
> set linebreak
> set wrap
> now I have this text in a long line (I'll use X to represent a single
> Chinese char in case you can't display it.)
> English begins. English ends. Chinese begins.XXXXXXXXX.
> Then I resize the window a bit narrower. This line should wrap like:
> English begins. English ends. Chinese begins.XXXXX
> This is because each Chinese char is a word on its own. I expect VIM to
> break at Chinese chars as well as "breakat". But actually VIM wraps it
> English begins. English ends. Chinese begins.
> Although there are still enough space to display some Chinese chars
> after the period sign "." in the first line.
> Is there any mean that I can do to make VIM work as I expect?
doesn't allow a regexp or character range. Adding all Chinese
characters to it would make it much too long.
Perhaps we could allow character ranges. But previously something like
"[a-z]" would mean the characters "][az-". Perhaps doubling the square
brackets isn't too bad: "[[a-z]]"? Otherwise a separate option could be
Anyway, using a regexp here will certainly slow down processing.
Currently a 256-entry lookup table is used to speedup processing. That
won't work for multi-byte characters...
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