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Line breaking rules for Spanish

Description

Trying to track a bug I filed to openoffice many months ago, I've ended up in its icu-provided line breaking rules. It seems there is not such thing as a "Spanish" custom line breaking rule.

The main issue in Spanish with line breaking rule is that in Spanish the em-dash is a parenthetical character (just as in French), but it is not enclosed by whitespace (as it is in French).

This is a correctly typesetted Spanish paragraph (substitute - for emdash):

Ven a casa -dijo José.
Te estamos esperando.

This is a wrong typesetted Spanish paragraph:

  • Ven a casa - dijo José -.
    Te estamos esperando.

This is another wrong typesetted Spanish paragraph:
-Ven a casa -dijo José
-. Te estamos esperando

You can see the official Spanish Academy Spelling Rules in www.rae.es, just in case - it is in Spanish.

(Please notice: this typesetting rules are not incorporated to any word processor I had heard about, but they could be easily incorporated if someone put it on icu-project.org)
(Please, also, notice that probably no one told about this issue to people at the unicode consortium just because most technically oriented people in Spain has no idea about typesetting).

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Andy Heninger

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tracCreated

Mar 05, 2014, 6:25 PM

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andy

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all

tracReporter

josemoya@f74d39fa044aa309

tracStatus

accepted

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medium