RE: Difference between EM QUAD and EM SPACE

Date: Mon Jul 10 2000 - 18:36:45 EDT

(\quad) provide spaces that are legitimate breakpoints for lines within a
paragraph; while EM SPACE, EN SPACE (\enspace) and THIN SPACE (\thinspace)
produce horizontal space that cannot cause a line-break.

My assumption on reading the Unicode standard was that this was the
intention---though it is not spelled out anywhere. Maybe a clarification
would be worthwhile. If so, the fact that TeX is so widely implemented and
used---at least within the arena of technical documents---might make it
worthwhile to preserve those characteristics.

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