Re: [xep-support] line breaks in table cells

From: Nikolai Grigoriev (
Date: Thu Sep 11 2003 - 06:24:04 PDT

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    > In some table cells as well as in label items, there is no line break,
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    > Here there is no break in "1234567890", the text is quite unreadable.

    This is a peculiarity of our formatter: it does not break words. If you
    want to enable a break between digits, intersperse them with zero-width
    spaces: 1​2​3​4​5...

    > AntennaHouse sets a breaks.

    They have chosen a different method to cope with overconstrained
    layout. It may work well in this case and be less nice in other situations.

    > Is this a bug or do I have to set some attribute?

    Neither of the above: it's a feature. In any case, it is not safe to expect
    a determinate behaviour in this case: you are in a twilight zone, with
    no spec to control the behaviour. For the sake of portability, you should
    avoid these layouts: either increase the space available, or split
    words to smaller parts with soft hyphens/ZWSPs.

    Best regards,
    Nikolai Grigoriev

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