Holy cow, I wrote a book!
I was completing
an online gift order
for my young nephew's birthday,
and I was in the middle of typing Happy birthday
into the gift card message when an enthusiastic child
reached for the keyboard and held down the "a" key
as I typed the final "a" in "birthday".
I wanted to capture the spontaneous enthusiasm in the gift tag,
I had no idea what font or format rectangle
was going to be used,
so I couldn't be sure where to put hyphens so that they will ensure
line breaks at visually-pleasing locations.
And if I didn't insert hyphens at all, then the line would just
run off the end of the gift tag and end up truncated.
Unicode to the rescue!
When the gift reached its destination, my brother said,
"Nice job on the hyphens.
How did you know where to put them?"
I then let him in on the secret.
And now I'm sharing it with you.
Anybody know whether Amazon supports the creative use of
Unicode to create elaborate smiley faces?