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Put 1/8 em fix width non breaking space before selected characters

In French typography, we have 1/8 fix width, non-breaking space before
:
;
<< (typed with a ")
>> (typed with a ")

This functionality is not available. It affects a lot of users !!!
thanks

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  • Frédéric commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes must do ! I noticed this before also.. but I guessed it was a virus.. in my computer.. yes brilliant.. a must do!

  • Pierre-Henry MARBOT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello, I forgot to add that the functionality works in word with a non breaking space automatically added, but the space is too big - I think that the normal space is a bit bigger than a 1/4em. We would need 1/8em and also have it fixed width.
    In UTF8, this could be : U+202F - I tried it in Word, it is a smaller space in some fonts.
    The other "ugly" part is that when justifying the text, the normal text space is sometimes more narow than the non breaking fix width space currently used by Word.

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