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Missing Asian Punctuation Support

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@GabrielM
This is urgent matter actually. Not something you can postpone.(putting vertical text layout aside)
Typography is basic of basic thing on graphics apps.
Especially when you claim it as a "pro" app and promote it in East Asian languages.
Who use a publishing app that can't handle text properly?
Please do not ignore this, you are losing customers and reputation in East Asia.
 

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Noted with thanks.

Just, please understand that this is a critical matter for Asian-text users. And right now we're not sure if Affinity has any plans to mitigate the issue, if at all.

Cheers.

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Well, look at Twitter. almost half of them who is tweeting about Affinity are Japanese.
And many of them are complaining about buggy/incomplete typography feature.
Is this something you can ignore?
https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%23AffinityDesigner OR %23AffinityPhoto OR (Affinity Designer) OR (Affinity Photo) OR %23AffinityPublisher OR (Affinity Publisher) OR %23Affinity&src=typd&fbclid=IwAR0LuXEwMo8JM7saManFTngoL3tEFFfVyztgq34Pr8T_dGCl1ALB9vtuV8c

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Somebody wrote a blog post how to apply line breaking rules for East Asian language.
It's not perfect due to Affinity's ability but practical enough.

https://cs5.xyz/blog/2019/07/affinity1.html

It's Japanese article so please use Google Translate.
Also Serif should read it to learn how to implement line breaking rules for East Asian language quickly.

One of problem of Affinity he pointed out is:
It's prohibited that some symbols such as closing brackets are separated from next character to it on Affinity.
like these
!"),.:;>?]}’”〉》」』】〕〟!),.?]}。」、・

This cause a problem on line breaking rules for East Asian language.

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