Re: French group separators, was Re: The character for 10**24 inJapanesenumbers (jo)

From: Tex Texin (
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 20:24:17 EDT

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    Right. I was only thinking that if U+202F wasn't available it might be a
    better choice than NBSP.

    Jim Allan wrote:
    > 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.
    > Jim Allan

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