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Preventing unwanted line breaks after certain characters?

Question asked by RolfNoyer on Sep 1, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 6, 2016 by David Moyer

I am frustrated because FileMaker (15, still) puts line breaks after certain characters where there should be no line break (in proper typography), for example:

 

(1) After many characters that function like open (left) parentheses (a sample is given below):

 

⟨           left angle bracket (unicode 3008)

⟪           mathematical left double angle bracket (unicode 27EA)

⟦           mathematical left white square bracket (unicode 27E6)

⦗          left black tortoiseshell bracket (unicode 2997)

⸢          top left half bracket (unicode 2E22)

⸤          bottom left half bracket (unicode 2E24)

 

(2) Certain characters in the Latin Extended Additional Range such as uni1E9C to 1E9F, uni 1EFA to 1EFF,

for example:  δ  (Latin small letter delta, unicode 1E9F)

 

The closing (right parenthesis) analogues to the characters in (1) above also permit automatic line-breaking *before* them (to their left), which is also undesirable.

 

You end up with things like

 

…   a⟨

bcd⟩e     

 

or

 

…  ⟨

bcd⟩

 

or

 

… a⟨bcd

⟩e

 

or

 

… a⟨bcd

 

all of which look just terrible.

 

While it is possible to force a line-break to occur where FileMaker would not put it by inserting a zero-width space uni200B (a trick worth remembering), there seems to be no way to *prevent* FileMaker from introducing line-breaks where they should not be.

 

Does anyone know of any solution to this problem?

 

 

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