Keeping letters of a word together ( EN & CJK )

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  • #69512

    Buck
    Member

    I’m having some trouble keeping letters of CJK words together, and have not found the answer to my problem through Google.

    The problem that I have is illustrated above. The last word in the first line is broken, indicated by the red underline. The Japanese characters spell “Dakuon”, but the problem is that the last character, the “n”, breaks to the next line.

    I have applied the various line and paragraph composers, and none seem to correct the problem.

    Is there a way I can select those characters and force ID to keep them together?

    Thanks,
    Buck

  • #69526

    Dwayne
    Member

    What about creating a character style called “no break” that only has the no break style applied to it. And then search and replace on it?

  • #69529

    Buck
    Member

    Hi Dwayne.

    That worked. I’m still pretty new to using ID at this new “prepare things for print” level. The No Break command was apparently one that I’ve seen each time I open the Character Styles, but overlooked because I never had to use it until now.

    Thank you.

  • #69530

    David Blatner
    Keymaster

    Buck, you might be able to apply No Break to the Japanese characters automatically based on their unicode values, as described here:

    http://indesignsecrets.com/search-for-foreign-language-characters-in-text.php

    (Your project looks cool! My wife used to be a high school Nihongo teacher.) :-)

  • #69532

    Buck
    Member

    Hi David, good morning.

    Yeah, the No Break feature works fine. Thank you.

    That’s great to hear about your wife. Languages are just a hobby for me, but I’ve always been in love with the Japanese language more than any other.

    Have a great day.

    Buck

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