* Erik Trulsson: > On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 01:31:07AM +0100, Jean-Baptiste Quenot wrote: > > > In /usr/src/share/mklocale, the file la_LN.ISO8859-1.src for example > > contains a SPACE definition that includes the non-breaking space. > > It seems that it is so since the beginning of FreeBSD, but is there > > some reference, some standard that states whether NBSP is considered > > a space or not? > > If you look at the locale definitions found at > http://www.dkuug.dk/JTC1/SC22/WG15 it would seem that NBSP should be > considered as a space character, but there might be some other > standard somewhere else that says differently.
That's also my opinion. Let's explain the whole story: I'm reformatting my email messages with textproc/par, and I noticed since I'm using FreeBSD that all non-breaking spaces are converted to spaces during filtering, just because isspace(160) is true. Of course, if I put non-breaking spaces in my text, I'm not expecting the lines to be broken on them, and I don't want them to be filtered out, because nbsps make sense when used appropriately. After a while, I discovered that the issue is related to locales. And IMHO it makes sense not to consider nbsp as a space. Where shall I report the problem? Cheers, -- Jean-Baptiste Quenot http://caraldi.com/jbq/
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