Re: [xep-support] keep together/text fitting question

From: Nikolai Grigoriev (
Date: Wed Aug 20 2003 - 04:45:59 PDT

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    > the traditional way to do this is to use a non-breaking space
    > instead of a white space. Depending on your encoding, you
    > may need to use an entity reference for the character. In
    > Unicode the reference is   I haven't tried this in XEP,

    It works, and seems to be the easiest solution.

    Just for completeness, let me mention a couple of others:

    1) Use a space-filled leader instead of a space character:

         Where is the text<fo:leader leader-length="0.5em">?

    This is equivalent to the NBSP solution; it has a disadvantage
    of greater verbosity but lets you control the distance from the
    text to the question mark in a precise manner.

    2) Add some padding before the question mark:

         Where is the text<fo:inline padding-left="0.5em">?</fo:inline>

    Same advantages/disadvantages. This one is natural if your
    question mark should be made more visible to the Marketing:

      Where is the text<fo:inline padding-left="6pt" color="red"
                            font="16pt bold Impact">?</fo:inline>

    Best regards,
    Nikolai Grigoriev

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