Hi, Alan.

An update (sent to the list too, in case it helps others). 

In LaTeX, the \textvisiblespace{} worked perfectly.

In FrameMaker, not surprisingly, it depends on the font. Some fonts have the 
U+2423 Open Box character, others do not (even though they may have other 
Unicode characters).

For example, in Consolas (which is what I use for fixed-width numbers and 
text), there is no U+2423, but I found an excellent alternative.

Specifically, U+02FD, Modifier Letter Shelf is pretty much the same looking 
character. Although, I do _think_ it is a tad lower below the baseline than 
U+2423, which actually makes it look better for my needs!

Thanks again for all your help! 

Regards,

Z 

-----Original Message-----
From: Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net) 
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 7:24 PM
To: 'Alan Litchfield'; framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: What do you all recommend for showing "space" characters?

Fantastic, thanks much! I will use this for sure ...

Regards,

Z

Alan Litchfield mentioned:

> Hi,

> The UTF-8 code for it is U+2423 and it is called "Open Box" (␣).

> In LaTeX you can use the \textvisiblespace{} macro.

> Regards
> Alan

On 15/03/14 2:09 PM, Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net) wrote:
> Hi, everybody.
>
> In my specifications, I often need to “show” a space character … for a 
> text format sample, for example.
>
> I usually use a fixed-width font (Consolas) for these format samples.
> This helps to make the space character obvious, but isn’t perfect.
>
> Elsewhere, I have also seen the use of an underscore-like character 
> with little “upticks” at the end.
>
> What do you all do for this purpose? If you use a printing character 
> to denote a space, what character do you use?
>
> Is there a character in a fixed-width font (ideally Consolas ... I 
> went looking but did not find something convenient) that would be good?
>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Z
>
>
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