Issue 66116 - make available small non-breaking space
Summary: make available small non-breaking space
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 88607
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: requirements
QA Contact: issues@sw
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Reported: 2006-06-05 14:06 UTC by Regina Henschel
Modified: 2009-07-12 17:52 UTC (History)
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Description Regina Henschel 2006-06-05 14:06:09 UTC
You need a small non-breaking space for abbreviations like German "z. B." and
for typesetting of formulae like "13 cm" or "sin x". The normal non breaking
space U+00A0 is to wide and reduzing the width by scaling is troublesome.

The right character seems to be NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE (U+202F) but common fonts
do not have a glyph for it.

OOo can provide such a character in OpenSymbol or - which would be better -
request SUN to include it into the Lucida-fonts, which have due to Java a wider

Another way would be to insert the character code by a menu item even if the
font doesn't has the glyph and always display it at space and not as rectangle,
which is in other cases used for a not available glyph.
Comment 1 mbayer 2006-06-05 16:08:36 UTC
My vote for having a menu item for the NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE (U+202F) (and
having it implemented in any case). This could be done analogously to the ZERO
WIDTH SPACE (U+200B) under Insert -> Formatting Properties ("Einfügen ->
Formatierungszeichen [-> Optionaler Umbruch ohne Breite]" in german UI). 
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-06-06 07:36:05 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2006-07-03 13:43:24 UTC
SBA: Confirmed. Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 4 mbayer 2008-01-14 23:58:06 UTC
DejaVu fonts, introduced with issue 59853, seem to contain a glyph for U+202F.
However, as already said in desc#2, I think there should be an entry in Insert
-> Formatting Mark for the NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE (even with CTL switched off).
Comment 5 Oliver Specht 2008-12-13 11:04:48 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 88607 ***
Comment 6 Mechtilde 2009-07-12 17:52:22 UTC
duplicate -> closed