Message-Id: <199608022237.SAA01934@norway.it.earthlink.net> From: "David Perrell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Tastes great! Less filling! Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1996 15:37:06 -0700 Lee Daniel Crocker wrote: > 1. It's just like the letter "G", but using no ink. Best to avoid statements like this. Someone might mistake it for an accurate analogy and spout it as gospel in a subsequent argument. > #1 is closer to current practice in a particular piece > of shi^H^Hoftware that shall remain nameless. Assuming you don't really mean that gets the same horizontal space as an invisible "G" in anything but a monospaced font, let me guess: Microsoft Word? Adobe Pagemaker? > #2 better fits advanced typological practice: e.g. justified > text will pad or squeeze them like other spaces. Assuming you mean "typographical," note that neither of the aforementioned applications treat non-breaking spaces in such an advanced manner. Pagemaker, though, does have the equivalent of <NOBR>.