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Re: Space or Soft Hyphens

by Coruscate (Sexton)
on Feb 17, 2003 at 07:42 UTC ( #235908=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Space or Soft Hyphens

Let me see... running RedHat Linux, I tried Mozilla 1.01, Opera 6.11, Konqueror 3.0.3-14 (no, I never use Konqueror: I just tested every browser I have), and lynx 2.8.5dev.7. The results:

  • Mozilla: In your little example, I don't see hyphens. In tye's example, I don't see any hyphens, yet the text does not wrap. So: Mozilla doesn't do it right.

  • Opera: Exact same results as Mozilla, no difference whatsoever. So: Opera doesn't do it right.

  • Konqueror: In both your and tye's tests, Konqueror displays those little "I-don't-understand-that-character" little box and doesn't even begin to work in either case.

  • Lynx: Imagine this: lynx, against Mozilla, Opera, and Konqueror, is the __only__ browser that handled this the right way. In your example, I see no hyphens at all. In tye's example, not only does it wrap, its shows the hyphens in the right spots: only at the end where it wraps. So lynx got one thing working nicely at least :)

The verdict: don't make it an enforced "feature", add it to user settings if you want but don't make it the default setting. Unless linux browsers smarten up and get with the times, I won't ever be using this option :)


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