This writing presents a few details regarding automatic text formatting on Scriffon. It’s a complement to “Add some style to your texts”.
Texts on Scriffon are justified – all the lines have the same width.
Non-breakable spaces are added wherever it is needed. Thus, it is not possible to see a question mark, exclamation mark, a colon, etc. at the beginning of a line. The space that separate it from the previous word can’t splitted on two lines.
And a thing that we don’t see often on the web: Line-wrapping on Scriffon uses hyphenation.
If by chance you wish to display a vertical apostrophe (') or a straight quotation mark (") without it being automatically substituted by its typographic equivalent (’ “ ”), then double it:
Two apostrophes side by side '' display a vertical apostrophe '
Two quotes side by side "" display a straigth quote "
It’s the same for displaying an asterisk (star) or an underscore (low dash), used respectively for bold and italic:
Two asterisks side by side ** display one asterisk *
Two underscores side by side __ display an underscore _
Note: when present inside a URL (web address), these punctuation marks are never replaced. URLs aren’t altered.
Punctuation marks at the end of a URL (web address) are excluded from the link. Thus, it’s not needed to leave a white space after an URL:
Closing parentheses “)” are taken into the link only when a corresponding opening parenthesis “(” is present in the URL:
If unfortunately you have to include an URL that really ends with a dot or another punctuation mark, then you must surround the whole with chevrons:
In that case, the chevrons won’t be displayed and the link will contain the dot: