The other day I created a cool example using the
<wbr> HTML tag. And although its a very cool tag on its own, there might be a better solution:
We can use
­. It is a soft hyphen in HTML.
It means it will add a
- if the word is too long. Else it will just render the word as is.
I'll be using my
<wbr> demo to add the soft hyphen as an option.
How the works
You can place the in a word or in places where you want it to enter a soft hyphen when the word is too long for its container:
As you can see, the implementation is the same as we saw with
<wbr>; however, this is not an HTML element but an entity.
In the following Codepen, I demonstrate three methods:
shy: using the
­in the word
wbr: using the
<wbr>in the word
css: using word-break in css.
See the Pen Using the shy soft hyphen by Chris Bongers (@rebelchris) on CodePen.
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