Re: end-of-sentence full stop in XSL:FO?
On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 19:13:21 +0100, Torsten Bronger <bronger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > * Treat every dot as an end-of-sentence unless it is immediately > followed by an <neos/> ("not end-of-sentence"). > > * Mark abbreviation dots, if followed by whitespace, with an > immediately following ​ (zero width space). [It would be > prettier to mark end-of-sentence dots this way, but this would be > much more invasive.] > > * Mark abbreviations with <abbrev>e.g.</abbrev>. The cleanest > solution, but in my special case *much* more difficult to > implement than the other two, because I have an input stream to > convert to XML, and when I see the dot it's already to late for > inserting a tag. Find full-stops followed by spaces followed by a capital letter. Admittedly, it won't find 'em all, but it might let most abbrev. cases fall through unless they're somehow followed by a capitalisation. Maybe the 'sentence' should be an accepted or even implicit inline fo unit (at about the same level as the implicit inline glyph-stacking line-building and line-breaking stage within a block)? It could have a real-world use - imagine a user-agent that wants to offer the reader a means to quickly 'skip' from sentence to sentence for some focus-related reason? -- Ian K Tindale http://tindale.dyn.nu/
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