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­ SOFT HYPHEN

CodepointU+00AD
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Comments discretionary hyphen
commonly abbreviated as SHY
an invisible format character indicating a possible hyphenation location
BlockC1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement (Latin-1 Supplement)
Sub-BlockLatin-1 punctuation and symbols
CategoryCf / Other, format
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DescriptionA soft hyphen or syllable hyphen, abbreviated SHY, is a code point for the purpose of breaking words across lines by inserting visible hyphens. It serves as an invisible marker used to specify a place in text where a hyphenated break is allowed without forcing a line break in an inconvenient place if the text is re-flowed. It becomes visible only after word wrapping at the end of a line.
How to type "­" in Windows? hold alt
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type AD
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