From: fantasai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 31 2004 - 15:27:52 EST
Peter Kirk wrote:
> Louis<THREE-PER-EM SPACE>XVI may have lost his head, but we don't want
> his number also to fall off on to the next line, or even to become too
> far separated from his name. We need to know what kind of space to use
> to resist the guillotine!
You should not rely on fixed-width spaces to approximate regular spaces.
A simple switch from Arial Narrow to Verdana will demonstrate why: the
widths of normal spaces and non-breaking spaces are related to the width
of the fonts' glyphs, whereas the width of a fixed-width space is related
to the /height/ of the glyphs.
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