The Symbian text model

The concepts of paragraphs and characters are built into the Symbian text model, where:

  • a character is the smallest recognised unit in the text model

  • a paragraph is a sequence of one or more words delimited by the paragraph delimiter character.

All newly initialised editable text objects contain a single paragraph delimiter character. This character (referred to as the terminating paragraph delimiter or end of text delimiter) terminates every text object. It is not generally regarded as part of the text content, so that it is not included when calculating the document length for example, but it may be returned by calls to CEditableText::Read().