From: Jim Allan (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 16:34:40 EDT
Tex Texin posted on my indication that only U+00A0 NO-BREAK SPACE and
U+202F NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE are available in Unicode for a
digit-grouping space in numbers:
> Jim, Why do you leave out U+2007 figure space?
U+2007 FIGURE SPACE is also a non-breaking space.
But Philip Verdy claimed (and I agree) that the digit grouping space in
numbers should (in a proportional font) be "less wide" than a digit.
U+2007 is by definition the same width as a digit (in a font where there
is a set of Latin digits with a common width). It represents a space
used in hard-type technology for leading spaces for numbers in columns
(sometimes along with U+2008 PUNCTUATION SPACE) to enable right
justification of numbers in such columns.
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