NBSP supposed to stretch, right?

Shriramana Sharma via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Tue Dec 17 04:41:07 CST 2019

On Tue 17 Dec, 2019, 16:09 QSJN 4 UKR via Unicode, <unicode at unicode.org>

> Agree.
> By the way, it is common practice to use multiple nbsp in a row to
> create a larger span. In my opinion, it is wrong to replace fixed
> width spaces with non-breaking spaces.
> Quote from Microsoft Typography Character design standards:
> «The no-break space is not the same character as the figure space. The
> figure space is not a character defined in most computer system's
> current code pages. In some fonts this character's width has been
> defined as equal to the figure width. This is an incorrect usage of
> the character no-break space.»

Sorry but I don't understand how this addresses the issue I raised.
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