In Malayalam we generally do not use any hyphenation character. But Libreoffice always shows hyphenation character. There is no option to change hyphenation characters.
Can you elaborate a bit? What’s the exact element you can’t get rid of for your language, and how does it affect your workflow? Screenshots are helpful.
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The above attached screenshot is the expected one. It was generated using Xetex, in which I can define the Hyphenation character.
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The above attached screenshot is the actual one. It was generated using LO, in which I am forced to accept the system default hyphen character. There is no option to change it.
(In reply to Adolfo Jayme from comment #1)
> Can you elaborate a bit? What’s the exact element you can’t get rid of for
> your language, and how does it affect your workflow? Screenshots are helpful.
As far as I know every language use different system for word break. In LibreOffice we don't have an option to set the word breaking character. I am from Kerala a state in India. My mother tongue is Malayalam. Even in Malayalam people follow different standards to represent word break. In traditional system we don't have any hyphenation character to represent word break. So the proof readers who follow the traditional system wont allow the hyphenation characters. So people have to use Shift+Enter to avoid the situation. It is tedious.
Hi Sooraj, I'm setting this as an enhancement. Set as New. Sophie
This also affects Church Slavic (cu), which usually uses the underscore (U+005F Low Line) as the hyphenation character (see attachment).
Ideally, the hyphenation character should be settable from the user interface, for example, together with the "Characters at line end" and "Characters at line begin" in Format->Paragraph -> Text Flow.
A locale XML file for the given language should also specify the default character.
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Expected behavior for cu
Some developers discussed for this
They think the hyphenation character can bu transformed or repositioned via OpenType 'jstf' table, but LibreOffice have no way to do.
*** Bug 106077 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Since this is a per language setting, I think it should be part of the hyphenation dictionary and reported by libhyphen, and then LibreOffice can make use of that. Making every user of such language set the hyphenation character is bad UX IMO.
I think LibreOffice should also add this option in Settings.