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Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :(

Post by MrEen » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:19 pm

Schultz wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:17 pm
What's this special character called?
Unicode 00a0 (gm10's second post tipped me off.)

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Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :(

Post by Schultz » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:20 pm

Yeah, I missed that. A hard space, aka non-breaking space.

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Post by linx255 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:26 am

What's this special character called?
I don't remember where I found it. One of the fonts that comes with Mint. Noto Mono U+2000 seems to work.

But it's stressing me out! :lol:
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Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]

Post by vladtepes » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:13 pm

Just
in
case
someone
has
a
really
narrow
screen
I
suppose
we
should
type
like
this
?


Just type normally with proper paragraphs and it will be fine.

Oh and if you want to write in ENGLISH then spell in English. Colour is correct. Aluminium is correct. Sulphur is correct.

Technically what you are looking for is a mis-speller. :lol:
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Post by smurphos » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:58 am

vladtepes wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:13 pm
Oh and if you want to write in ENGLISH then spell in English. Colour is correct. Aluminium is correct. Sulphur is correct.

Technically what you are looking for is a mis-speller. :lol:
To be fair to our American cousins the Oxford English dictionary recognises the validity of American spellings and notes that a few variations of American origin are perfectable acceptable in British English if their use is consistent.

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/spell ... d-spelling

Mint has an international audience so I don't see any issue with folks posting British English or in American English on the forum. Start messing with the code and you won't find colour anywhere - it's all color. :roll:

Don't Canadians use a mix of British and American spellings?

I don't get why folks are having such a hard time with the browser spell checkers - on my British English system in both Chrome and Firefox I can flip quickly and easily between highlighting for correction the British variation or the American variation of color vs colour etc.

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Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]

Post by AZgl1500 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:28 am

none of the spell checkers take our added words and use them in a suggested list of misspelled words.
that to me, is very poor programming.

e.g., "color" is never, ever, put up as a suggest correct spelling, only "colour"

if I type "color" it is then accepted as correct, but it never put up as a suggestion.

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Post by GS3 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:34 am

HTML has always merged consecutive spaces into a single space just like it has always ignored Carriage Returns.

Non-breaking spaces are used when we want to prevent consecutive space characters from being merged into a single one. Most HTML editors will do this automatically.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-breaking_space

In word processing and digital typesetting, a non-breaking space, also called no-break space, non-breakable space (NBSP), hard space, or fixed space, is a space character that prevents an automatic line break at its position. In some formats, including HTML, it also prevents consecutive whitespace characters from collapsing into a single space.

In HTML, the common non-breaking space, which is the same width as the ordinary space character, is encoded as   or  . In Unicode, it is encoded as U+00A0.
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Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :(

Post by catweazel » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:41 am

AZgl1500 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:43 am
yes they do, and they are based on a format from the UK or Netherlands spelling, and that irks me to no end.
it insists that COLOR is spelled COLOUR and it is NOT, not here any way.

I want to delete the offending miss spelled words and insert the ones I want, and have it USE THEM, which it never has, ever.
Now you know how the rest of the planet feels about US spelling :mrgreen:
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Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :(

Post by catweazel » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:53 am

Schultz wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:17 pm
What's this special character called?
𓀵𓀫𓀹 𓁈𓁓 𓀈𓃲𓄌𓃟 𓃠𓃞𓄊𓆖
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