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Word wrapping, wow! wicked wonky?

 
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I noticed this earlier today... Anyone else?
The line breaking/word wrapping on the forums is doing strange things, breaking words at random places (probably not random to an algorithm), such as one letter into a word for example.
I had some tabs open from last night, and they still looked "normal", but after refreshing just now they appear wonky as well.
 
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This problem seems to be desktop (IE, if that matters) and not on mobile (iOS).
 
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Word wrapping (and text layout) is implemented in the Browser. So you can blame IE for it. (How are you still using that???)
 
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Could you share a screenshot?  
 
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This is what's happening. Sebastian's comment seems logical? (judgmental, but justified?)
My browser may be out of date... I'll check that, and I'll switch to a different browser later this weekend and report back.
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I guess there is the culprit:



IE uses -ms-word-break while everyone else uses word-break. (break-all means everything goes… break-word only allows line-breaks between words.)

EDIT: Regarding my comment about IE:
Internet Explorer has been the bane of web developers for many years. Always needing a lot of special care to make sure it would work as intended. They have improved a lot with edge – it is actually usable.
 
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Kenneth Elwell wrote:This is what's happening. Sebastian's comment seems logical? (judgmental, but justified?)
My browser may be out of date... I'll check that, and I'll switch to a different browser later this weekend and report back.



I had all kinds of glitches with IE.  I kept reporting things whenever I was on my tablet thinking it was a bug or something at permies.  It was amazing when I switched to FireFox how so many odd things cleared up.  Things that you would not think a browser would affect but apparently Internet Explorer is exceptional in that way
 
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It sounds like devaka is up for giving this a try, but will need extensive testing once up - because he doesn't have access to IE himself.

Y'all up for it?
 
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paul wheaton wrote:It sounds like devaka is up for giving this a try, but will need extensive testing once up - because he doesn't have access to IE himself.

Y'all up for it?



I'll give it a go...I just opened permies in IE on my tablet  and see the broken word thing Kenneth mentions.  

And it seems I can report things in IE now where I could not before?  

I don't see the long horizontal lines of text that his screen shot shows though.

So, I'm not sure my glitches will be the same.

I am not in mobile view.
 
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Judith Browning wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:It sounds like devaka is up for giving this a try, but will need extensive testing once up - because he doesn't have access to IE himself.

Y'all up for it?



I'll give it a go...I just opened permies in IE on my tablet  and see the broken word thing Kenneth mentions.  

And it seems I can report things in IE now where I could not before?  

I don't see the long horizontal lines of text that his screen shot shows though.

So, I'm not sure my glitches will be the same.

I am not in mobile view.



Judith, your reply, for example is made up of short sentences (with carriage returns) that don't need/trigger the wrapping. Many posts are like yours.
My screenshot is of Dale's thread about Starting a Tropical Piggery, and is more like true paragraphs. The broken word effect is more noticeable in a single, long post like his. Starting a Tropical Piggery

I checked for updates, and that didn't change anything with my view in IE, and come to think of it, Firefox is on the computer at work and haven't had this issue there.

Thanks everyone for looking into this! I'm also super relieved that my screenshot was 4 tabs open to Permies, Gmail, and a Google Search of "how to screenshot in windows"... Ha, ha! that could've been *awkward *!
 
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I always crop my screen shots. When you paste them into Paint, you can Select the area you want people to be able to see, and then click Crop. Then save the image and attach it!
 
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kenneth wrote:
Judith, your reply, for example is made up of short sentences (with carriage returns) that don't need/trigger the wrapping. Many posts are like yours.
My screenshot is of Dale's thread about Starting a Tropical Piggery, and is more like true paragraphs. The broken word effect is more noticeable in a single, long post like his. Starting a Tropical Piggery



so here's a big long run on sentence in internet explorer to see what will happen and if this will trigger the wrapping that you are seeing although I did see it when I went to the thread that you linked to so I expect this long, longgggggggg sentence will do that also?I do see the 'broken word' effect even in my short sentences and only in Internet Explorer except I've been noticing it in mine and others profile text under our names where sometimes a word is broken by just a letter and that has been on my pc in firefox also.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I always crop my screen shots. When you paste them into Paint, you can Select the area you want people to be able to see, and then click Crop. Then save the image and attach it!



I don't know how much longer the 'Snipping Tool' will be around in Windows, but it's my go-to tool for screen image capture---cropping tool and capture tool in one swoop.  Is there an equivalent to this tool in the GUI Linux world?....I suspect so, but don't have the experience there.
 
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We just deployed a solution to this. Please let me know if things still look broken in IE.
 
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