Hi all,

The suggestion to use zero width spaces to sort of "escape" stuff in org
mode has come up many times. I have started using it a lot and suggest that
to other people now.

Here is one such recent QnA on emacs.SE:

The OP of that question made a valid point that while using zero width
spaces is convenient, it is not apparent where it has been used in the

To resolve that, I am requesting a feature.

Can the zero width spaces be optionally represented with something like a
single space overlay with a colored background (like purple)?

Making this officially part of org-mode will probably make more people make
use of it.

.. Or should people use zero width spaces?

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