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Typesetting question re. hair spaces

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Brize, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Does anyone know how to display hair spaces in OS X without using layout design software?
  2. macrumors member

    I'm confused. Are you trying to type hairspaces? If so in what program, or are you trying to show hairspaces in the screen displays of OSX? And if so... I have no idea.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Sorry, I should have made my question clearer.

    I'd like to type hair spaces either side of em dashes in TextEdit, MS Word, etc. and wondered whether there was a system-wide shortcut that I could use.
  4. macrumors 601


    As far as I know, hair spaces aren't even an official character, so I doubt you can type them with a standard key command in any application. TextEdit won't even recognize them as hair spaces when opened/pasted. Heck, even in InDesign you can't type one directly into a search box.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Well, that answers that. I guess I'll just have to continue setting them unspaced. Thanks for the responses.

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