Le Fri, 25 Jul 2003 06:25:44 -0700 (PDT), Anthere
Recently, a new editor (a french language teacher)
on the french wiki. He insists on using these
unbreakable spaces. As far as I know, he is the only
You should see what other say; for instance Didup, Panoramix (I quote: "Je
suis l'un des integristes de la typographie ici (je mets des vrais
guillemets, des espaces insecables, etc.")), Mokona, etc.
However, for some reasons I can't explain, my
(a brand new one, last version, unicode friendly, page
over 32 kb friendly, etc...) appears to be "breaking"
these spaces. Though I can't figure how it is doing
so. When I look at the history, I see nothing I can
Still, Vincent insists that I do break his text. To
fix it, he has to either revert my changes, or fix
them himself, isssue upon which he is strongly
complaining so requesting that I fix the stuff myself.
Fact is, I can't see what I do wrong, and I can't
imagine myself editing by hand his comments myself
each time I edit an article or talk page, to avoid
removing the non-breakable space (if only I could
figure how not to do so !)
Well, let me give you a real example:
If you had looked at the source with an hexadecimal editor, you could have
seen (first line, from "Note" to ":"):
* my version: 4E 6F 74 65 A0, that is <N>, <o>, <t>, <e> and <[
* Anthere's version: 4E 6F 74 65 20 ; that is <N>, <o>, <t>,
<e>, <[ ]>
Thus, Anthere made U+00A0 (NBSpace), a normal raw ISO-8859-1 character,
become U+0020, the normal space.
Anyone can verify this fact