Subject: Re: fmt and high bit characters
To: None <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/28/2000 11:07:04
> 	- for non-western languages how should fmt behave?
> 	  for example, japanese/chinese/korean text does not have space between
> 	  chars.

Presumably a sufficiently robust i18n library would include
character-set-specific functions which fmt could use to know if a line
break was appropriate between two characters, and, if so, how to do

What is the convention for line breaks in japanese, chinese, and
korean?  (Japanese has multi-character words, correct?  Are
multi-character words broken across lines in printed text?)

						- Bill