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Raftermonkey

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02-01-2011 10:16 PM

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I was just wondering why I can’t double space after ending a sentance on here. <See what I mean. I tried to double space between all three of these sentances but it took one of my spaces away from me.

Thanks,

Zeke

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"


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spunwood

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 10:54 PM

Have you ever heard of negative space. Lumberjocks exists in a zone of negative space determined by the square root of -1, an imaginary number. This is simply to say that only spaces exist and all the words and punctuation you see are merely part of your imagination dictated by the matrix :)

My guess is that it has to do with the idea that the computer works in recognizing only characters and a space so that all spaces get converted into a single space…But sometimes I can put lots of spaces say between one picture and another.

This is all to say: I do not know.

Best of luck.

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 02-01-2011 11:07 PM

Spunwood, you must work in IT, because that’s exactly the kind of BS they make up when they don’t have the answer. LOL!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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rance

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#3 posted 02-01-2011 11:13 PM

Actually its because it eventually gets converted to html. You can fool the system by entering space-dot-space. That’s about the best I can offer for a workaround. Actually you might be able to insert a non-breaking space like this                 . Hope this helps.

EDIT: Well, looks like that don’t work either. :(
EDIT: Well, it works now! :) what you can’t see are the successive nonbreaking spaces I entered… “& n b s p ;”

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superstretch

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#4 posted 02-01-2011 11:17 PM

When html is rendered, it converts redundant whitespace (line breaks, etc) into a single space. rance did you forget the semi colon or does the parser strip semicolons out from non-standard characters? ©   ←

EDIT: Got my answer ^_^

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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rance

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#5 posted 02-01-2011 11:19 PM

Yeah, I forgot it, then added it and it worked. Refresh your page. :)

Hey Zeke, stop being curious and get back to making something in the workshop. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Raftermonkey

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#6 posted 02-01-2011 11:42 PM

Yes sir Mr. Rance sir. Anything you says boss,haha. Yea, I didn’t understand a word of what ya’ll were saying,haha. Thanks for your time and effort though.

No longer curious,

Zeke

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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Dan Lyke

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#7 posted 02-02-2011 12:11 AM

Yeah, modern typesetting systems consider what used to be double spaces to be a part of the period character in the font itself, and so multiple spaces are condensed to a single space. In fact you’ll find long screeds from the earliest instances of the computer as a typesetting tool up into modern days about why you shouldn’t double space after a period any more.

If you really want that extra space, you can type in ”&nbsp;”. This puts in a “non-breaking space” character in: You can use this to put in a    big    break (that also won’t wrap, so “a big break” there will always show up on one line).

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 02-02-2011 12:40 AM

Hmmm, the thing one learns when one hits “pulse”.
Zeke, you and I both have way too much time on our hands.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Dan Lyke

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#9 posted 02-02-2011 12:45 AM

Oh, rance: You don’t have to put the spaces in to write &nbsp;, you can do it by writing &amp; for the ampersand, so &amp;nbsp; will render as &nbsp; (and, no, you don’t want to know what that looks like in the text edit box…).

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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Rick

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#10 posted 02-03-2011 09:51 AM

You know….I was up most of the night worrying about that very same thing ….... Then I started thinking about “Donna” my First Girl Friend and the nights we use to spend down in her Rec Room listening to Johnny Mathis (I Think) SUDDENLY…. I forgot all about …what is it you guys are talkin’ about …LOL ;-}

Hey ZEKE!! What happened to your “Song Of The Day” I enjoyed that!!!

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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Raftermonkey

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#11 posted 02-03-2011 03:04 PM

WOW Dan, What language are you speaking,haha. Some of you “computer” guys amaze me. Rick, I’m getting back on track. I’ll be posting an honest tune here shortly.

Zeke

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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poopiekat

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#12 posted 02-04-2011 01:03 AM

These problems are generally referred to as a P.I.C.N.I.C. IT admins wink at each other, because the acronym means ” Problem In Chair, Not In Computer!! Just Kidding, Zeke!!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Raftermonkey

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#13 posted 02-04-2011 01:15 AM

Haha, nice pk.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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Dan Lyke

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#14 posted 02-04-2011 02:04 AM

Here, lemme get my wrench so I can tighten the loose nut on the end of that keyboard.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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Raftermonkey

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#15 posted 02-04-2011 02:18 AM

Maybe I just need some keyboard fluid or somethin. Or could it be the USB intake bearing? Oh, I’m the “loose nut” haha. I get it now,ha.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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