Issue 89129 - Nonbreakable space (U+00A0) should be elastic
Summary: Nonbreakable space (U+00A0) should be elastic
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: DEV300_m10
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-05-07 17:27 UTC by petr_p
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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NBSP (gray area) between "nonbreakable" and "space" words is fixed size (2.18 KB, image/png)
2008-05-07 17:28 UTC, petr_p
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Description petr_p 2008-05-07 17:27:08 UTC
Nonbreakable space (U+00A0) is defined as standard interword space forbidding
line break:

Unicode 5.1, Section 6.2 General Punctuation, Subsection Space Characters, Page
205 (Site 11 in linked PDF document):

The most commonly used space character is U+0020 space. Also often used is its
non-breaking counterpart, U+00A0 no-break space. These two characters have the
same width, but behave differently for line breaking.

In contrast to this specification, thinks NBSP is fixed size.
That's wrong and it looks really ugly (brightness of the text is not ballanced,
line contains white and dark spaces).

OOo should make NBSP as ellastic as standard space U+0020).
Comment 1 petr_p 2008-05-07 17:28:49 UTC
Created attachment 53453 [details]
NBSP (gray area) between "nonbreakable" and "space" words is fixed size
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2008-05-07 17:32:55 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 3 2008-09-09 09:47:07 UTC
Comment 4 frank.meies 2008-09-09 10:06:07 UTC
Well, I consider the current behavior kind of standard. Please have a look at
other competing word processors.

fme->fl: Any comments?
Comment 5 Joe Smith 2008-12-12 16:42:47 UTC
Duplicate of Issue 84374?