Re: [xep-support] preventing line breaks before punctuation

From: Geoff Levner <>
Date: Tue Oct 31 2006 - 03:42:58 PST

On 31 Oct 2006, at 11:54, Dave Pawson wrote:

> On 31/10/06, David Tolpin <> wrote:
>> The French typesetting has a legacy feature.
> I'm not even sure its valid today as a generality.
> I have asked of a French tutor (in France), with connections
> to other linguists (but sadly not the Academy). I'll
> let you know the answer.

If by "it" you are referring to the white space that is inserted
before colons, semicolons, question marks and exclamation points, I
can assure you that if you pick up any recent book printed in French,
that is how it will be typeset. And whatever the Academy might have
to say about it will make little difference to our customers...

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