Bug 42162 - hyphenation inside block in FOP works only for pure alphabetical characters
Summary: hyphenation inside block in FOP works only for pure alphabetical characters
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fop - Now in Jira
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 0.93
Hardware: Other Windows XP
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: fop-dev
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-04-18 11:38 UTC by Anuja
Modified: 2012-04-07 01:52 UTC (History)
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This is the fo file that recreates the bug (3.07 KB, text/plain)
2007-04-18 11:41 UTC, Anuja
Associate pdf file that gets created when fop is run on the attached fo file (5.13 KB, application/octet-stream)
2007-04-18 11:42 UTC, Anuja

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Description Anuja 2007-04-18 11:38:25 UTC
Hyphenate does not work correctly when the data in the block has numeric 
characters or commas...

In the example below, only the data in the first table-row gets hyphenated 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<fo:root xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format" 
xmlns:datetime="http://exslt.org/dates-and-times" writing-mode="lr-tb" text-
align="start" role="html">
    <fo:simple-page-master master-name="all-pages" page-width="8.5in" page-
      <fo:region-body margin-top="1in" margin-right="0.25in" margin-
bottom="1.5in" margin-left="   0.25in" page-width="8.5in" page-height="11in"/>
      <fo:region-before region-name="page-header" extent="1in" display-
      <fo:region-after region-name="page-footer" extent="1.5in" display-
      <fo:region-start extent="0.25in"/>
      <fo:region-end extent="1.5in"/>
  <fo:page-sequence master-reference="all-pages">
    <fo:static-content flow-name="page-header">
      <fo:block font-size="14pt" text-align="center" hyphenate="true" 
language="en" space-before.conditionality="retain" space-before="0.5in"/>
    <fo:static-content flow-name="page-footer">
      <fo:block font-size="small" text-align="center" hyphenate="true" 
language="en" space-after.conditionality="retain" space-after="0.5in"/>
    <fo:flow flow-name="xsl-region-body">
      <fo:block hyphenate="true" language="en" role="body">
        <fo:inline>Hyphenation for this table data works - when all the data 
is non numeric</fo:inline>
                      <fo:table-cell border-width="1pt" border-style="solid">
                        <fo:block hyphenate="true" 
                      <fo:table-cell border-width="1pt" border-style="solid">
                        <fo:block hyphenate="true" 
                      <fo:table-cell border-width="1pt" border-style="solid">
                        <fo:block hyphenate="true" 
Comment 1 Anuja 2007-04-18 11:41:58 UTC
Created attachment 19993 [details]
This is the fo file that recreates the bug
Comment 2 Anuja 2007-04-18 11:42:34 UTC
Created attachment 19994 [details]
Associate pdf file that gets created when fop is run on the attached fo file
Comment 3 Andreas L. Delmelle 2007-07-09 11:11:23 UTC
I think I see the problem here, but I'm not sure it's a bug... Not all of it, that is.
Hyphenation is, in fact, only applicable to pure alphabetical characters. Strictly speaking, one cannot 
'hyphenate' a seven-digit number, if I interpret correctly.

That said, the case with the comma maybe could be handled better. Currently, from the point on where 
the hyphenator meets the comma (or more generally: any non-letter), it does not even attempt to 
hyphenate anymore.

What you're really looking for is unconditional wrapping of the text, rather than hyphenation, it seems. 
That would be wrap-option="wrap" on the blocks, which we claim to support according to the compliance 
page. After having a quick try, this feature seems to be broken, however...
Comment 4 Glenn Adams 2012-04-07 01:43:00 UTC
resetting P2 open bugs to P3 pending further review