Non breaking space

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Vidhya
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Non breaking space

Post by Vidhya » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:34 am

Is there a way to insert a non breaking space in the editor?
When I am typing in something like 2 cm, I do not want 2 on one line and cm in the next.

Costin
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Re: Non breaking space

Post by Costin » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:00 pm

Hi,

Sure.
You could add it either in the Text editing mode, using the "&nbsp;" character code, or in the Author (visual) editing mode, using the context menu Insert action (right click somewhere in the document, where you need the non-breaking-space to be inserted, then choose Insert > Insert entity and type nbsp > click Insert.

There are also space preserve options available in the oXygen menu Options > Preferences > Editor > Format > XML.

Regards,
Costin
Costin Sandoi
oXygen XML Editor and Author Support

Vidhya
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Re: Non breaking space

Post by Vidhya » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:28 am

That is really helpful. Thank you!

Contra8
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Re: Non breaking space

Post by Contra8 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:02 am

Sorry to jump on this train late but how can I keep a &#160; from being converted when the XML file is saved to the eXist database?

All our &#160; are converted to a Unicode U+00A0 when we close an XML file and re-open it. This makes it very hard for the editing persons to recognize the non-breaking spaces from the simple spaces.

Is there a magic thing we can configure in our oXygen? Or maybe it is an issue with the eXist database?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Radu
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Re: Non breaking space

Post by Radu » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:53 am

Hi,

This is most probably a problem related to how the Exist database might change the XML content saved by Oxygen to it.
I've seen this problem discussed multiple times on the Exist users list:
https://sourceforge.net/p/exist/mailman ... sg27028178

If you want you can also register on the Exist users list and ask around.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
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