Re: Authority For Western Line Breaking Rules
As for Japanese text, we do not use such characters as full stop (U+002E), comma (U+002C). Normally, we use Ideographic full stop (U+3002) or Full width full stop (U+FF0E), Ideographic comma (U+3001) or Full width comma (U+FF0C). The design of full stop, comma or any punctuations of western fonts such as Times New Roman or Arial is not appropriate for mixture with Kanji, Katanaka or Hiragana glyph. Chinese is the same as Japanese. Old Chinese and Japanese did not use any punctuations, punctuations were introduced from Western languages about one hundred and half years ago. South East Script such as Thai, Khmer, Laos do not use any punctuactions. I wonder if the UAX#14 is not for Western language, for which language it is devised. Best regards, Topkushige Kobayashi > Reply to the original mail from: > xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > In thinking about it, I think that the Annex 14 rules are stated in such a way that the rules are appropriate for languages that do not use space to determine line breaks without explicitly disallowing Western-style line breaking behavior. Cheers, Eliot -- W. Eliot Kimber ISOGEN International, LLC eliot@xxxxxxxxxx www.isogen.com XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list Tokushige Kobayashi Antenna House, Inc. E-mail koba@xxxxxxxxxxxxx WWW http://www.antenna.co.jp/XML/xml-top.htm WWW http://www.antennahouse.com/xslformatter.html (English) TEL +81-3-3234-1361(direct call) FAX +81-3-3221-9975 Antenna House XSL School http://www.antenna.co.jp/XML/school/xslday.htm XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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