Typesetting question re. hair spaces

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

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    Brize

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

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

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