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Anatol Broder

I use similar rules for writing prose in Russian and German for years. In these languages words can be very long. An important addition is the usage of handcrafted @­@. Please don’t use the CSS automation for hyphenation. It’s not reliable.

For those who write in Markdown, I recommend to use the middle dot (·) for setting @ @ and the tilde (~) or the obulus (÷) for @­@. The replacement should happen in the post-markdown process. Redcarpet may be the first Markdown renderer with native support for this feature.

Mark, I’m curious, why don’t you use the rules in your own website?

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