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Using Multi-byte Code Pages : Issues specific to multi-byte code pages : Default word-break behavior of characters in multi-byte code pages
 

Default word-break behavior of characters in multi-byte code pages

The following table describes the default word-break behavior of characters in multi-byte code pages. The table assumes word-break tables are Version 9 Type 3. For more information on word-break tables, see Word-break tables.
Note: The default word-break behavior can be changed only for single-byte characters.
Table 19. Default word-break behavior of characters in multi-byte code pages
If the code page is...
And the characters are...
The characters behave (by default)...
Double byte
Single byte
Depending on whether they are alphabetic or nonalphabetic. This is specified in the code page's character-attribute table.To change the default word-break behavior, supply a word-break table input file.
Double byte
Double byte
As separate words.
UTF-8
Single byte
Depending on whether they are alphabetic or nonalphabetic. This is specified in the code page's character-attribute table.To change the default word-break behavior, supply a word-break table input file.
UTF-8
Two-byte UTF-8
Corresponding to the USE_IT word-delimiter attribute.
UTF-8
Three- and four-byte UTF-8
As separate words.
For more information on character-attribute tables, see Character attribute tables. For more information on modifying word-break tables, see Creating and modifying word-break tables. For more information on word-delimiter attributes, see Understanding word-delimiter attributes.