Re: Does regular Unicode have a character that looks like a space to a human yet is not treated as a space by software please?

From: Kalvesmaki, Joel <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:37:12 +0000

Points taken. I just note for the record that in academic publishing and
scholarly editions these spacing characters are actively used,
particularly in InDesign files and in diplomatic editions rendered in XML.

The legacy lives.


Joel Kalvesmaki
Editor in Byzantine Studies
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>The ³fixed-width spaces² are mostly just legacy characters, holdover
>from old typography. They may have their uses, though, in contexts where
>they work and other spacing methods don¹t (for example, I recently
>noticed that they seem to be the only way to create a little spacing
>between an inline equation and normal character in MS Word).
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