Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Sigil

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-05-2013, 08:25 AM   #16
Toxaris
Wizard
Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Toxaris's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,862
Karma: 2714881
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Heemskerk, NL
Device: PRS-300, PRS-T1
Quote:
Originally Posted by yucca View Post
The key question is why Sigil automatically convert spaces into no-break spaces at times and whether this can be controlled.
IIRC this is an effect from the Xerces library that is used for the conversion of XML to HMTL and cannot be controlled effectively. It is explained somewhere on the forum I believe about half a year ago.
Toxaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #17
townsend
Enthusiast
townsend got an A in P-Chem.townsend got an A in P-Chem.townsend got an A in P-Chem.townsend got an A in P-Chem.townsend got an A in P-Chem.townsend got an A in P-Chem.townsend got an A in P-Chem.townsend got an A in P-Chem.townsend got an A in P-Chem.townsend got an A in P-Chem.townsend got an A in P-Chem.
 
townsend's Avatar
 
Posts: 29
Karma: 6366
Join Date: Oct 2011
Device: Sigil
Quote:
Originally Posted by meme View Post
If you edit in Book View then you can end up with lots of extra nbsp characters if you double space words, etc. Just delete them - if you didn't intentionally use them.
Ah-- that's the answer I was looking for. No I don't use double spaces, but I type quickly and lots of times they get in there. Especially when I get to cutting and pasting.

Now I know where these nbsp characters are coming from!

Last edited by townsend; 04-05-2013 at 12:11 PM.
townsend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 04:13 AM   #18
LGN
Connoisseur
LGN is on a distinguished road
 
Posts: 88
Karma: 60
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: ProMedia eReader, Sony PRS-600
I only use the &nbsp; to create w white line between some paragraphs when needed as I discovered the <p></p> whiteline does not show on some readers.
LGN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 06:57 AM   #19
Jellby
frumious Bandersnatch
Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Jellby's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,990
Karma: 4346919
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spaniard in Sweden
Device: Cybook Orizon, Kobo Aura
Quote:
Originally Posted by LGN View Post
I only use the &nbsp; to create w white line between some paragraphs when needed as I discovered the <p></p> whiteline does not show on some readers.
You need none of them. Just add some top margin to the element after the "white line".
Jellby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 04:11 PM   #20
yucca
Member
yucca began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 10
Join Date: Apr 2013
Device: Android
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrmikel View Post
No break spaces exist because HTML does not recognize more than one space in a row as valid.
No, they are perfectly valid.

Quote:
It ignores them.
Indeed. And most often, when someone types two spaces in succession, it is simply a mistake, and the second one should be ignored. That’s what happens when anyone doesn’t try to be too helpful.

Quote:
So no break spaces allow you to enter spaces and make sure they will be shown.
That’s what HTML rendering software has been doing. But authors are not supposed to do such things but to use style sheets for spacing.

Quote:
Sigil has no way of reading your mind as to whether you REALLY want a space there all the time or not, so it inserts a guaranteed no break space.
That is mind-reading, and mosty reading minds wrong.

But it’s not really this feature that annoys me. Sigil seems to introduce no-break spaces around a link, too: when I have “foo bar zap” and I make “bar” a link, in Book View, Sigil makes the spaces around it nonspacing.

Quote:
And yes it is annoying, but that is the nature of epubs being based on HTML.
No, HTML implies no such thing.
yucca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 09:40 AM   #21
exaltedwombat
Evangelist
exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 433
Karma: 1703930
Join Date: Nov 2011
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by yucca View Post
when I have “foo bar zap” and I make “bar” a link, in Book View, Sigil makes the spaces around it nonspacing.
Book View is for looking at, and, since we now have Preview, is largely redundant. Code View is for editing. The sooner you get used to that, the happier you'll be.
exaltedwombat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 09:43 AM   #22
exaltedwombat
Evangelist
exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.exaltedwombat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 433
Karma: 1703930
Join Date: Nov 2011
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by LGN View Post
I only use the &nbsp; to create w white line between some paragraphs when needed as I discovered the <p></p> whiteline does not show on some readers.
But <p style="margin-top:1em"> (or, preferably, the same thing done by defining a class in your stylesheet) does.
exaltedwombat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Use of nonbreaking space (&nbsp;) Ti-Ron ePub 10 04-14-2013 10:57 PM
Use of &nbsp; for spacing Ripplinger Sigil 11 11-25-2012 04:36 AM
iBooks does NOT LIKE &nbsp; Erin Apple Devices 0 09-13-2011 11:17 AM
Specify indent in css, not with &nbsp James_Wilde Calibre 7 09-13-2010 09:48 PM
Mobiperl &nbsp; lost when converting to mobi Jellby Kindle Formats 19 08-26-2008 03:10 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:17 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.