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Note that multiple dash/minus characters for nested list are actually a new invention -- only used in PukiWiki, together with other exotic markup: "*" for headlines, ">" in links, "%" for underline and strike, &ref(...) for images.
I'm all for allowing a "hyphen list" -- it *is* traditional and intuitive. I'm just against multiple dashes for nesting: to me it is totally arbitrary, new invention, looks ugly and doesn't really suggest the meaning.
As for rules for word wrapping (hyphenation), you only leave the dash at the right margin on the previous line. Most style guides advice to avoid breaking of hyphenated words, and if you must, to break them somewhere else than the hyphen. For the cases where you absolutely need to break a word at the hyphen there is this rare "double hyphen" glyph, looking like an equal sign: I was wrong about the repeating the hyphen on the next line.
This leaves us with only a few cases of when a hyphen can appear at the beginning of a line (and it cannot be avoided):
* when the paragraph starts with a suffix:
{{{
"-cious is the ending of both precious and spacious."
}}}
* when the paragraph starts with a negative number:
{{{
"-1 is a negative number"
}}}
* when someone writes a dialog and uses "-" instead of dashes for simplicity:
"- Yes - said John."
Requiring a space after the minus solves two first cases. Using proper dashes, real ones or the "--" abbreviation, solves the last.
-- [[Radomir Dopieralski]], 2007-Mar-08
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40 26-Sep-2007 09:31 32.753 kB ChuckSmith to previous restore
39 26-Sep-2007 01:03 32.766 kB 219.138.204.162 to previous | to last
38 21-Apr-2007 15:24 32.753 kB ChristophSauer to previous | to last refactoring: moved annunc from talk to here
37 17-Apr-2007 11:02 31.894 kB YvesPiguet to previous | to last BBEdit and TextWrangler do hard wrap
36 14-Apr-2007 10:42 31.148 kB ChristophSauer to previous | to last added link to linebreak argument on lists on relevant discussion
35 03-Apr-2007 12:09 30.974 kB 62.12.165.34 to previous | to last No nested lists.
34 22-Mar-2007 16:19 30.741 kB ChuckSmith to previous | to last reply to Yves about ##
33 22-Mar-2007 12:30 30.352 kB YvesPiguet to previous | to last List indenting
32 22-Mar-2007 12:03 29.945 kB RadomirDopieralski to previous | to last people commonly indent lists
31 22-Mar-2007 10:12 29.552 kB YvesPiguet to previous | to last Clarification
30 22-Mar-2007 09:33 29.004 kB MicheleTomaiuolo to previous | to last emphasis on whole par
29 21-Mar-2007 20:22 28.809 kB YvesPiguet to previous | to last What about sharp?
28 21-Mar-2007 18:26 27.975 kB ChristophSauer to previous | to last keep
27 21-Mar-2007 18:24 27.894 kB ChristophSauer to previous | to last keep
26 21-Mar-2007 18:24 27.89 kB ChristophSauer to previous | to last keep
25 21-Mar-2007 16:51 26.853 kB YvesPiguet to previous | to last Reject
24 08-Mar-2007 17:21 26.285 kB YvesPiguet to previous | to last Thanks
23 08-Mar-2007 17:16 26.239 kB RadomirDopieralski to previous | to last experiments
22 08-Mar-2007 16:47 25.568 kB YvesPiguet to previous | to last Experiment feedback?
21 08-Mar-2007 16:19 25.284 kB RadomirDopieralski to previous | to last single hyphens only
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