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## Re: Inputting special symbols

 From: stk Subject: Re: Inputting special symbols Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 02:46:32 -0500 (EST)

Gilles wrote:

> And . . . also . . . :  Blank spaces at the
> beginning or end of double-quoted strings are trimmed.

That's true.  To get spaces between non-space \markup items you can write
things like

\markup { "foo" \hspace #10 "bar" }

That trick doesn't work for getting spaces at the end (I think I recall
that some people wanted such a thing for instrument names to be placed to
the left of the staff).  I don't know whether the following would work --

\markup {"foo" \hspace #10 "<utf-8 byte codes for an invisible char>"}

-- because I haven't tried it.  By an invisible character I mean something
like a non-break space or an extra-thin or extra-wide space; I know that
such things exist in Unicode.

-- Tom



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