Re: NBSP &c.

From: Martin J. Duerst (
Date: Mon Feb 10 1997 - 04:07:47 EST

On Sun, 9 Feb 1997 Michael Everson wrote:

> The independence of some companies' application software from using
> boot-time loaded resources things like keyboard drivers, sorting routines,
> etc. is hardly a reason to give up on the NBSP. The reason we were talking
> about this is that I said that "van" and "den" and "Beld" were normal
> independent words in Dutch and that if Jan needed to bind them together as
> a non-breaking unit he should use the NBSP which is what the NBSP is for.

Please note that the primary purpose of NBSP is inhibiting line
breaking, while the discussion on this list was mainly about sorting.
There may be cases that are split among lines but sorted as a unit
(I guess the French "vice versa" would be such a case) or the other
way round.

Regards, Martin.

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