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Old 05-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
Steve W
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Non-breaking space


I'm trying to find a Linux system-wide method of inputting a non-breaking space ("hard space") that does not rely on an application-specific keyboard shortcut.

In Windows, you can do this by holding down the Alt key and typing "0160" using the keypad. I find that one Linux equivalent of this is doing Ctrl-Shift-U then typing the hexcode "00A0".

Does anyone know of an easier - or at least easier-to-remember - method than this?! I have tried various alt/alt-gr combinations, to no avail.
 
Old 05-07-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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None that I know of. There is usually only one way to do things like this.
 
Old 05-07-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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I believe the multi-key combination for the non-breaking space is simply <multi><space><space>.

Edit: Confirmed by checking the /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose file.

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David_the_H sent me on a curiosity hunt, because I had never heard of a "multi" key.

The "multi" key is configured in /etc/X11/Xorg.conf.

If you don't have an Xorg.conf (and newer versions of X do not), you can create one.
 
  


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