Re: space (reply again, sorry)
| On Sep 21, 11:51pm, Jon Bosak wrote:
| > Code point 10/00 (decimal 160) is called NO-BREAK SPACE in ISO 8859-1
| > (Latin Alphabet No. 1). It is defined as follows:
| > 6.3.2 NO-BREAK SPACE (NBSP)
| > 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.
| Acording to that definition, Hello There could be validly presented as
| HelloThere. That has an absence of a graphical symbol and does not have a
| linebreak. The text as quoted does not say that the writing position is
| advanced or describe any other space-like properties.
You are absolutely right. An interesting observation. However, the
definition of the space character itself, which immediately precedes
the definition of no-break space in 8859-1, shows that the authors of
the standard had in mind space-like behavior; compare this with the
6.3.1 SPACE (SP)
This character may be interpreted as a graphic character, a
control character or as both. As a graphic character it has the
visual representation consisting of the absence of a graphic
So "the absence of a graphic symbol" means a blank spot on the page,
not the suppression of escapement.