It is important to standardize the use of white space in our projects for correct display and typesetting. My understanding is that verse numbers should always start on a new line in the SFM with the result that there is always a space before them.
\s1 Wayyoowwan Torba
\v 13 \wj “Yaa barsiistota seeraatii fi . . .
There seem to be two excepts to that rule: It is possible to remove that space in certain instances, specifically following an opening bracket [ or parenthesis (
\p [\v 14 \wj “Yaa barsiistota seeraatii fi Fariisota fakkeessitoota nana, isiniif wayyoo!
However, for most characters a space is automatically inserted after the character in Paratext except in unformatted view. In this example a U+231E: BOTTOM LEFT CORNER is used like a square bracket [. It can be place immediately before \v unformatted view . . .
प्रवेश करने देते हो. ⌞\v 14 धिक्कार है तुम पर
but a space is displayed in other views and a new line will be inserted in the SFM if the Advanced>Standardize whitespace method is run.
प्रवेश करने देते हो. ⌞
\v 14 धिक्कार है तुम पर पाखंडी, फ़रीसियो,
In this example from an Arabic script language a U+231F: BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER is used since U+231E is not mirroring:
⌟ \v 16 ئەوەی گوێی هەیە بۆ بیستن با گوێ بگرێت.⌞»
In both cases a newline/space is inserted before the \v where one should not be added.
- What is the standard for when a newline/space is added before \v? In other words, what characters may be placed immediately before a \v?
- Is there a way to add characters to the list of characters that may precede \v without an intervening space?