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Allow editors to add and see existing soft hypen (­) non-visible characters where needed
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Don't be SHY! (sorry for the joke).
German-speaking editors have requested the ability to add a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_hyphen in VE.
They use it within those typically super-long word compounds like Donau­dampf­schifffahrts­gesell­schafts­schiff: example in documentation for picture captions - example for long words inside tables ("Look at the word „Großstadtbahnhof“ in Bahnhof des Jahres for example, which will be written as one word as long as there's enough space, but broken into two if necessary due to size limitations.").
I'll leave it to you (probably to Design people, actually) to figure out if this should be possible by typing or via the special characters menu. I thought pasting could work, but it doesn't.

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Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Allow editors to add a soft hypen to Allow editors to add and see existing soft hypen (­) non-visible characters where needed.May 4 2016, 1:31 PM
Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as Medium priority.
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This will need a similar treatment to how we'll need to see NBSPs.