Subject: Re: fmt and high bit characters
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List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/29/2000 00:11:09
>> 	- 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

	are there any hints in Solaris manpage?  i don't remember

>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?)

	it is okay to break lines during multi-character words (no hyphen :-P).
	in some cases, we try to avoid it though.