Issue 88607 - Support narrow no-breaking space
Summary: Support narrow no-breaking space
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 66116 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2008-04-22 19:19 UTC by nmailhot
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:17 UTC (History)
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Description nmailhot 2008-04-22 19:19:07 UTC defined a separate codepoint for narrow no-breaking space, in
addition to the original no-breaking space. Some some languages such as French
explicitely distinguish between both in typography:
— narrow nobreakspace is used before ;!?
— nobreakspace before :» and after «

Narrow no-breaking space is slowly gaining acceptance:
1. it can occur in texts pasted in OO.o
2. some platforms explicitely support it at the input level, and users can type
it directly in any application, including OO.o

Unfortunately OO.o does not seem to know what narrow non-breaking space is:
1. it has no special representation unlike normal non-breaking space in pi-view
2. its autocorrect rules always use full nobreaking space.

Please fix
Comment 1 jens-heiner.rechtien 2008-04-23 13:46:05 UTC
reassign to ama

@ama: please comment.
Comment 2 andreas.martens 2008-04-25 14:40:20 UTC
To get the gray rectangle in text display is not a big job. But unfortunately a
lot of fonts doesn't support this narrow nobreakspace (U+202F, when I'm right?).
So I'm not sure if we want to allow the insertion via "Insert/Formatting Mark..."
And I do not know what has to be changed in the autocorrection.
Comment 3 nmailhot 2008-04-25 14:45:18 UTC
It's in DejaVu. DejaVu is shipped with OO.o. Thus you'll always have a glyph
fallback if needed
Comment 4 Oliver Specht 2008-06-16 07:59:18 UTC
Target set to 3.x, Issue type changed to Enhancement
Comment 5 Joe Smith 2008-12-12 16:43:56 UTC
Duplicate of Issue 66116?
Comment 6 Oliver Specht 2008-12-13 11:04:48 UTC
*** Issue 66116 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 mbayer 2008-12-13 14:42:00 UTC
Since issue 66116 has been marked a duplicate "the wrong way", i.e. the older
issue a duplicate of the younger, I adjusted the "version" field of this issue.

My vote for having a menu item for the NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE (U+202F). This
could be done under Insert -> Formatting Properties (maybe even visible when CTL
is switched off).
Comment 8 nmailhot 2008-12-15 09:50:24 UTC
Issue #97248 is related too.

However please note they have all different objectives.

This issue is not about providing an OO.o menu to enter narrow nobreakspace,
it's about having it displayed when the Pi/paragraph button is pressed (and
about changing the autocomplete rules to use it when appropriate). I actively do
not care about adding input methods to OO.o and adding one should have no
incidence on this bug status.

The menu thing is bug #66116, a different issue that do not concern OSes with
working input layers

Issue #97248 is about supporting the whole space unicode block. However the
different spaces have different properties and should not be treated as the same.

Comment 9 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:17:56 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".