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Re: [groff] seeking fixed-width breakable space

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: [groff] seeking fixed-width breakable space
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:13:52 +1100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20180716

At 2019-02-21T19:40:18-0600, Dave Kemper wrote:
> Space characters have two different, independent attributes:
> 1. They can have a fixed width, or they can stretch for line adjustments.
> 2. They can be breakable or unbreakable.
> This results in four different types of spaces:
>  - stretchable breakable (a normal space in groff)
>  - stretchable unbreakable ("\~" in groff)
>  - fixed-width unbreakable (groff offers a variety, of various widths,
> or any arbitrary width using \h)
>  - fixed-width breakable (?)
> As far as I can determine, groff does not offer a fixed-width,
> breakable space.  Am I overlooking something?  If not, is there a way
> to trick groff into providing this functionality?

Will the digit space (\0) do?


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