RE: Fixed Width Spaces

From: Ernest Cline (
Date: Sat Apr 03 2004 - 16:33:50 EST

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    There is at least one instance where NBSP had best be treated
    as a fixed width space, when it is used as thousands separator as in
    100 000. Unicode recognizes it for this use by assigning NBSP the
    Bidi Class of CS. I doubt if anyone is going to seriously argue that the
    space between 100 and 000 should be expanded upon justification.
    Of course, that could be taken care of by adding NBSP to Boundary
    class MidNum in the Text Boundaries document (UAX#29) without
    affecting its nature when used elsewhere.

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