Small non-breaking space
Thread poster: Steffen Kern

Steffen Kern
Local time: 18:47
English to German
Jun 15

Hi,

I know the topic has been discussed before and I worked through a handful of suggested solutions, but all to no avail. It is driving me mad.

I want to insert small non-breaking spaces into my translation. To that purpose I created a QuickInsert and copied the non-breaking space (out of the Palatino Linotype font) into the input mask. But the lines do still break at this character.

Does anybody have any idea what I am doing wrong?


 

Ekaterina Kroumova  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:47
French to Bulgarian
+ ...
NBS Jun 15

Doesn't CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE work for you? What keyboard/font are you using?

 

Steffen Kern
Local time: 18:47
English to German
TOPIC STARTER
Not small enough Jun 15

This short cut is creating a non breaking space, I need a SMALL non-breaking space. But thanks for your suggestion.

 

Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
Norway
Local time: 18:47
Member (2010)
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)
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Can Wikipedia be of help? Jun 15

Wikipedia has an article on thin space. I don't know if the Unicode can be of any help?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin_space

You could perhaps also try to copy it over from Word.


 

Jaime Oriard  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 11:47
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
+ ...
They do break in Studio... Jun 15

...but they don't break in Word or other DTP specific apps like InDesign. So you can just ignore the rendering in Studio.

 

Steffen Kern
Local time: 18:47
English to German
TOPIC STARTER
Wow! Jun 16

Wow!
This is a solution that I would have never thought of. But you're absolutely right: I copied a paragraph back into Word, where the space did it's non-breaking work smoothly.

I'm flabbergasted. Wonder why it is that regular non-breaking spaces don't break the line in Trados, but small ones do.


 

Steffen Kern
Local time: 18:47
English to German
TOPIC STARTER
Oh Jun 16

... and thanks everyone!

 


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