Re: French typographic thin space (was: Fixed Width Spaces)

From: C J Fynn (
Date: Fri Apr 02 2004 - 09:39:05 EST

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    "Andrew C. West" <> wrote:

    > The problem with newly introduced characters such as NNBSP, is that although
    > they may in theory be just what you're looking for, you know that you can't
    > actually use them on web pages as all the standard fonts (Arial, Times New
    > Roman, or dare I say Comic Sans) will display a little rectangular box, which
    > worse than nothing. And then because nobody uses it the major font vendors
    > see any point in adding support for the character ... vicious circle.

    > Andrew

    It's always going to take some time before newly introduced characters are
    supported in fonts - and much longer before you can be sure people viewing your
    pages have the latest version of the font.

    Meanwhile, in normal size text something like:
    <span style="font-size = xxsmall">&nbsp;</span>
    should give you a thin non breaking space.

    - Chris

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