Manuel Mall wrote:
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?
I don't remember whether it was already there or I added the slash to the
other allowed characters, but in my idea this is useful when the text of a
block contains some long url, which would not have other feasible breaks
(apart maybe from some "-", which could be misleading).