Proposing mostly invisible characters

Henri Sivonen via Unicode unicode at
Fri Sep 13 00:56:02 CDT 2019

On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 15:53 Christoph Päper via Unicode <unicode at>

> ISHY/SIHY is especially useful for encoding (German) noun compounds in
> wrapped titles, e.g. on product labeling, where hyphens are often
> suppressed for stylistic reasons, e.g. orthographically correct
> _Spargelsuppe_, _Spargel-Suppe_ (U+002D) or _Spargel‐Suppe_ (U+2010) may be
> rendered as _Spargel␤Suppe_ and could then be encoded as
> _Spargel<ISHY>Suppe_.

Why should this stylistic decision be encoded in the text content as
opposed to being a policy applies on the CSS (or conceptually equivalent)

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