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Feature Proposal: Dealing with punctuation and font changes


The current rules for handling punctuation that border a font change sometimes make for either stilted sentences or difficult rewording. Coming up with a way to allow punctuation to "cuddle" with alternate font sections is valuable.

Description and Documentation

Find a way to allow punctuation to "cuddle" with alternate font text.

Choices include:

  • fixing the regexp expressions to include different punctuation characters.
    • there are I18N issues here
    • there are backward-compatibility issues here
  • find a way to say 'just before rendering, eat whitespace around me'


It would be nice to be able to write things like:

  • pre-=progname=
  • =progname='s behavior

Impact and Available Solutions

WhatDoesItAffect: I18n, Performance, Rendering, Search, UI, Usability


-- Contributors: HarlanStenn


-- HarlanStenn - 01 Apr 2007

Topic revision: r1 - 2007-04-01 - HarlanStenn
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