Re: (TC304WG1.239) data for collation tests

From: Alain LaBont/e'/ (
Date: Mon Feb 10 1997 - 15:47:13 EST

At 09:00 97-02-10 -0800, Mark Davis wrote:
>This is definitely overloading NBSP with a non-standard meaning. The
>principal function of this character is to prevent word break at the end
>of lines. If you have used NBSP to do your special sorting, where you
>cut and paste such fields into body text, you will get incorrect line
>Secondly, this assumes that the data you have was entered in by someone
>who carefully put NBSP in every position where s/he wanted the
>intervening space to be ignored. This is not a trivial matter,
>especially with legacy data.

Right imho, depending on the application. That said, there is nothing we can
do about quick-and-dirty usage of any character (I don't judge if it is
fortunate or not).

Alain LaBonté

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