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    Preventing unwanted line breaks after certain characters?

    RolfNoyer

      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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