July 23, 2007

Soft Hyphenation in HTML

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You know how a word processor will break a long word at the end of a line? Well you can tell HTML to do the same thing. It won’t automatically break words, but you can use a soft hyphen ­ to define where a word should break. I’ve often wondered how to do that.

Jukka Korpela has a good discussion of soft hyphenation in the different HTML specs.

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