My apologies if that has been discussed before. 

While investigating if we could use the standard java.text.BreakIterator 
to determine line break points I noticed that FOP uses in addition to 
space, zero width space, hyphen also the forward slash as a valid line 
breaking character. The Java BreakIterator does not recognize slash as 
a line breaking char (nor FWIW does MS Word).

What is the background to FOP allowing this? Is this consistent with 
normal user expectations or is this specific to type setting 
environments / Tex / Knuth?



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