Appendix:Blank characters

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This is a list of blank characters. They are usually typographical spaces. They have a width on their own and are thus distinguished from Appendix:Control characters.

They are enclosed within vertical lines for better visualization.

Dec Hex Char Name Description
32 20 ] [ Space This character is the standard space character, used in most situations.
160 A0 ] [ No-Break Space Like the space character above, but does not allow a line break at its position. It is used, for example, between a number and a unit of measurement to avoid a line break occurring in between.
5760 1680 ][ Ogham Space Mark Used for the Ogham script as a space. Depending on the font, this character may or may not have a visible glyph.
8194 2002 ][ En Space A space character the width of an en.
8195 2003 ][ Em Space A space character the width of an em.
8196 2004 ][ Three-Per-Em Space A space character the width of 1/3 an em.
8197 2005 ][ Four-Per-Em Space A space character the width of 1/4 an em.
8198 2006 ][ Six-Per-Em Space A space character the width of 1/6 an em.
8199 2007 ][ Figure Space A space character the width of a digit, for use in tables and similar.
8200 2008 ][ Punctuation Space A space character the width of a punctuation, such as a period or comma.
8201 2009 ][ Thin Space A space character the width of 1/5 an em.
8202 200A ][ Hair Space A space character; its width is not defined, but it is generally the smallest of all spaces.
8239 202F ][ Narrow No-Break Space A narrow space character which doesn't allow a line break at its position, usually the width of a thin space. Used orthographically in Mongolian script.
8287 205F ][ Medium Mathematical Space A space character the width of 2/9 an em.
12288 3000 ] [ Ideographic Space A space character the width of a Han character, typically used in a CJK context.