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Breaking Pseudo Hyphen

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041685D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Penn, SC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The pseudo hyphen is an established construct which allows the interactive paginate function to divide a word without inserting a visual hyphen while at the same time allowing the word to be subsequently reassembled in the interior of a line without an intervening space. This new concept extends that function to the background processes by allowing the user the ability to specify a break point following a pseudo hyphen by inserting a syllable hyphen following the pseudo hyphen. This special combination of characters causes the line adjust process of the formatter to divide the word with the pseudo hyphen at the end of the line containing the first part of the word while the associated syllable hyphen goes at the start of the next line.

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Breaking Pseudo Hyphen

The pseudo hyphen is an established construct which allows the interactive paginate function to divide a word without inserting a visual hyphen while at the same time allowing the word to be subsequently reassembled in the interior of a line without an intervening space. This new concept extends that function to the background processes by allowing the user the ability to specify a break point following a pseudo hyphen by inserting a syllable hyphen following the pseudo hyphen. This special combination of characters causes the line adjust process of the formatter to divide the word with the pseudo hyphen at the end of the line containing the first part of the word while the associated syllable hyphen goes at the start of the next line. It should be noted that since the required hyphen is a pseudo hyphen, this new construct allows the user to define a breaking required hyphen.

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