How to enter non-breaking space or en-dash in Studio/Parallels
Thread poster: Erik Freitag

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2006)
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Mar 13, 2015

Dear colleagues,

I recently switched to OS X and Studio 2014 with Parallels. I still struggling with the keyboard layout. How can I enter non-breaking spaces and en-dashes in Studio on Parallels (preferrably without having to install extra software)?

Many thanks in advance,
kind regards,
Erik


 

Meta Arkadia
Local time: 07:51
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Uploaded Mar 13, 2015

I don't think this question has anything to do with OS X, but I uploaded a file with special characters shortcuts for OS X and Wind, err, that other OS anyway:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2184204/ProZ/Keyboard%20Shortcuts%20for%20special%20characters%20copy.pdf

Strangely enough, the OS X shortcut for the non-breaking space isn't mentioned in it, but it's ⌥+SPACE.

Cheers,

Hans


 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:51
Member (2006)
Dutch to German
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks, but... Mar 14, 2015

Meta Arkadia wrote:

I don't think this question has anything to do with OS X, but I uploaded a file with special characters shortcuts for OS X and Wind, err, that other OS anyway:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2184204/ProZ/Keyboard%20Shortcuts%20for%20special%20characters%20copy.pdf

Strangely enough, the OS X shortcut for the non-breaking space isn't mentioned in it, but it's ⌥+SPACE.

Cheers,

Hans


Dear Hans,

Thanks, but this doesn't seem to work here. I should have mentioned that I'm using an existing keyboard from my PC.

I've tried any combinations of special keys (Shift, CTRL, ALT, WINDOWS) and space, but to no avail.

Under OS X (e.g. in Open Office), ALT+Space produces a non-breaking space (confirming what you've said). In MS Word (under Parallels), WINDOWS+ALT+Space does the same. In Studio however, none of these work will work.

Anything else I might be overlooking?

Kind regards,
Erik


 

Pavel Janoušek  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 02:51
German to Czech
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MacBook Air May 14, 2015

On my MacBook Air, when working in Studio run in Parallels, the following shortcuts work on a standard keyboard:

Shift + Ctrl + space for a non-breaking space

and

Alt + 0150 for an en-dash

Does this work for you?


 


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