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Preserving Spaces
jonrysh
post Apr 23 2010, 05:41
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Is there any way to preserve multiple spaces or indentation in a posting to this list, other than posting in a code box? For example:
CODE
Here's some indented text inside a code box:
left margin
Four spaces in
4 sp in

Here's the same text not inside a code box:
left margin
Four spaces in
4 sp in
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db1989
post Apr 23 2010, 08:50
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No, because that' the purpose of codebox (also, this is a forum, not a list tongue.gif).

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ojdo
post Apr 23 2010, 12:46
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You can use [ indent ] to structure text. It supports nesting, too:

a
b1
c
b2
aaa!

For everything else (like text tables) better use code and codebox
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Yirkha
post Apr 23 2010, 14:11
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You   can  also
    use        some   other    character
          than  the plain    space,
e.g.  the
              non-breaking space    (Alt+0160)
  or other.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_(punctu...Table_of_spaces


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ojdo
post Apr 23 2010, 16:02
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QUOTE (Yirkha @ Apr 23 2010, 15:11) *
some   other    character          than  the plain    space

Damm, I had only thought of trying   which is escaped by the forum software.

Short ascii-art test:
  ____                                                          ____
 | @ @|    "The chicken is now plantsching with the            |o|o |
X| _|_|X   fish in the soup on the floor because of           X|_|_ |X
 [##V#]    the running gag."                           MIST    |_|__|


Nice smile.gif

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db1989
post Apr 23 2010, 23:23
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I forgot [code], didn't think of Courier New, and didn't even know about the other methods. Off to the dunce's corner with me.
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jonrysh
post Apr 24 2010, 00:11
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QUOTE (Yirkha @ Apr 23 2010, 05:11) *
You   can  also
    use        some   other    character
          than  the plain    space,
e.g.  the
              non-breaking space    (Alt+0160)
  or other.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_(punctu...Table_of_spaces

Very clever!

How can the substitution be made using a common Linux text editor: vi, emacs, tomboy, etc?
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Yirkha
post Apr 24 2010, 18:08
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_input seems to have answers to that question.


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