[XeTeX] Follow-up to previous mail about hyphenation

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk
Fri Mar 26 12:35:47 CET 2021

Yannis Haralambous wrote:

> In fact, Arabic is not hyphenated.

That is presumably because of the existence of the /kashida/, Yanni.  
What is interesting is that the W3C notes that the Arabic /script/ (as 
opposed to the /language) /may  be hyphenated, and offers Uyghur as 
example —

> When shaping scripts such as Arabic are allowed to break within words 
> due to hyphenation, the characters must still be shaped as if the word 
> were not broken <https://www.w3.org/TR/css-text-3/#word-break-shaping> 
> (see § 5.6 Shaping Across Intra-word Breaks 
> <https://www.w3.org/TR/css-text-3/#word-break-shaping>).
> For example, if the Uyghur word “داميدى” were hyphenated, it would 
> appear as [isolated DAL + isolated ALEF + initial MEEM + medial YEH + 
> hyphen + line-break + final DAL + isolated ALEF MAKSURA] not as 
> [isolated DAL + isolated ALEF + initial MEEM + final YEH + hyphen + 
> line-break + isolated DAL + isolated ALEF MAKSURA]

/** Phil./

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