Re: space (reply again, sorry)

Jon Bosak (bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM)
Sat, 21 Sep 1996 23:51:27 -0700

Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 23:51:27 -0700
From: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak)
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Subject: Re: space (reply again, sorry)

[Carl Morris:]

| Ok, they are defining it as 160, but, just because that character is
| blank, did the ISO standard really mean to call it a non breaking
| space?

Code point 10/00 (decimal 160) is called NO-BREAK SPACE in ISO 8859-1
(Latin Alphabet No. 1).  It is defined as follows:


   A graphic character the visual representation of which consists of
   the absence of a graphic symbol, for use when a line break is to
   be prevented in the text as presented.


Jon Bosak, Online Information Technology Architect
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