While Im not big on hyphens, I do know some will eventually will find it useful. Like with most apps, its a check box of some sort more or less. This workaround is pretty simple but it wouldn’t hurt to have a check box. Specially The ‘Add More Fonts’ emulated dropdown button which has dead space in front and in the end the one produces a pop up of of three choices when clicked. The interaction could work based on specific targeted text box element. @Jonathan perhaps add-on for Hype 5?
We keep track of feature requests… For this post, I’m counting 2 requests for exposing hyphenation in the UI, and one from @photics. I’ll add my vote, but I only count for half a vote. (Like the first post to add your vote).
That post, from almost three years ago, was a bit incoherent. (I must have been tired.) I don’t think I was requesting a Hyphenation feature. Also, in general, I don’t usually make feature requests. I make suggestions to make the software better.
But looking back, I think that suggestion was more about specifying the document language. I probably wouldn’t recommend Hype manage that today – unless there was a way to change it dynamically. If I’m specifying the language, it usually means the document has multi-lingual support.
Hyphens are most useful with “Block Justified” text. Hype does have that option. If it’s just a few lines of CSS, maybe it’s not such a bad idea. Gotta keep that JS lean though!
I agree, its not that a big of deal. How about just doing what @daniel did with css only the writing will be done by Hype when clicking the checkbox. This way nothing is added to .JS Think Photoshop Actions. That opens up another topic @jonathanActions, creating your actions within Hype. Not the actions your thinking of kind of like recorded actions much like what you can do with Automater? Anyhow, just a thought.
Adding a single property like this wouldn’t actually add too much weight to the Hype runtime. (That said there are definitely different strategies in delivering a runtime that would be nice to explore. Advertisers don’t seem to have a problem with CDNs since this counts the runtime as 0b, though this is unfair to users!)
I’m going to break apart a different topic for @petester’s comment about actions.