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If this were true, hardly anyone could use DITA.
Does anyone produce a document today without an email address or a
web site reference somewhere in it?
is not the same as "dita-users@groups. io"
"facebook. com" is not "facebook.com".
DITA without support for real numbers (2.5, 3.1416, 42.0, etc.)
could hardly be a useful product for producing labels or data
It has to be something else going on here.
On 2020-04-29 3:10 p.m., David H wrote:
Hi Grant, Char,
Yes, I do understand that you both DO NOT want a break at a
Myself and Noel are asking, "Why does a renderer break at a
The fact that at least one renderer DOES break at a period
makes no sense to me, unless it is to support languages other
The typical English sentence structure should, surely, break
at the space after a period, NOT at the period.
So, my thoughts are that it is either the renderer that is at
fault, or there maybe something in the FO stream that causes the
renderer to break at the period. That is, the renderer has
decided that a break must go somewhere at that point in the FO
stream, and has chosen the period as the 'least worst' option.
Could someone from one or other of the renderer companies
please explain the rationale for breaking at a period, please?
One answer to your question about breaking at a period
is "version numbers". If I have version 12.4.0055 of
something, I don't want a line break in the middle of
Another would be money. You don't want $12.55 to break
at the period.
I'm sure that there are others, but those are the ones I
have had to deal with.
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I think Jean-Noël is right. Why would a period
cause a break? In sentence structure, surely it's
the space after a period that causes the break?
The period and space should be at the end of the
first line, not at the start of the second line.
But those would be the rules for English. Are
there other languages that would break on a
period, or use a period without a following space
in sentence structure?
Hi, Jean-Noël :-)
I don't want a space after the
period...I want "x.y" to stay together,
not break across lines.
Hi, Wayne :-)
I tried the Cool Symbols site, and
while I can copy-and-paste other symbols,
nothing really happens when I copy "word
joiner" (ZWJ). I've tried on both laptops,
and when I paste into Notepad or the text
view in Arbortext, the apps think I did
something (because they want me to save
when I close), but nothing appears.
I also tried publishing after inserting
ZWJ, but the issue still occurs.
Thanks to everyone who helped :-) I'll
have to think of something else.
Apr 29, 2020 at 3:33 AM Jean-Noël AVILA
AFAIK, a period is non-breaking by
default. Even when writing a sentence,
you don't want the period to be sent
on the next line.
I would suspect the action of a
"smart" automatic corrector inserting
a space after the period when
Le 27/04/2020 à 19:54, CharJTF a
I've tried a number of things
to try to keep a version number
together (for example, "3.x") when
a) it's included in a topic title
and b) the topic is the target of
I've added <_nolinebreak>
around the version in the title,
but it's being ignored in the
<xref>. The version number
is split across lines, with "3."
on one line and "x" on the next.
Does anyone know of a solution?
I'm not aware of any character
called "non-breaking period".