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Old 07-02-2013, 03:21 AM   #263
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Hi

I am not sure if this is the right thread (Regex examples!?) for this but I have been quoted for an old post by BangBangO. This post was sent a long time ago, before I knew there could be better solutions -mostly from Jellby.

I never tried to emulate nnbsp (narrow non-breaking space or espace fine in French) in any book of mine. I just quoted this possibility, which I really find heavy and unelegant.

The 90% good solution is to code the nnbsp. ADE 2.0 will take care of it.
The 100% best solution is to code the nnbsp and to use a font which already supports it.

However, even the 100% best will not avoid you falling apart with inventive Kobo hyphenation display (some attribute this poor showing to Adobe mobile renderer, of this I can't say).

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=153

And to get back on the right track, this is the regex I use now to convert nbsp to nnbsp, following French typographic rules.

S: ([]) | ([;!?])
R: \1&#8239-;\2

Note: To get it working you need to suppress the - after 8239.

Last edited by roger64; 07-02-2013 at 04:00 AM.
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