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

From: Geoff Levner <>
Date: Tue Oct 31 2006 - 04:54:53 PST

On 31 Oct 2006, at 12:59, Dave Pawson wrote:

> On 31/10/06, Geoff Levner <> wrote:
>> 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...
> And I think that is the point.
> As has been suggested, if you want user specific processing,
> the right place for it is in the XSLT you use prior to formatting
> with xsl-fo.
> Certainly not a change to the recommendation or implementations.

This is of concern to anybody trying to do proper typesetting of a
French document; I would hardly call that "user specific".

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