JavaScript - no-break / non-breaking space in string

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In this very short article, we are going to look at how to insert a no-break (non-breaking) space character to string in JavaScript.

Quick solution:

Use the following \xA0 character code.

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

var text = 'a \xA0\xA0\xA0 b';  // U+00A0

console.log(text);  // a     b


Non-breaking space in unicode:

Unicode code
(by hex number)

(by hex number)

(by dec or hex number)

(by name)


\xA0 or \xa0
\u00A0 or \u00a0

 ,   or   

Binding non-breaking space to HTML from JavaScript example.

There are a few ways how to do it:

  • by pasting code directly into JavaScript string - some codes could be invisible without hex editor,
  • with innerText or textContent property and unicode character code,
  • with innerHTML property and html unicode code (e.g.    or  ).

Check the below example:

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
  <div id="element"></div>

    var element = document.querySelector('#element');

    element.innerText = 'a \xA0\xA0\xA0 b';           // or  \u00A0

    // element.textContent = 'a \xA0\xA0\xA0 b';      // or  \u00A0
    // element.innerHTML = 'a &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; b';  // or  &#xA0;  or  &#160;



Alternative titles

  1. Example how to bind non-breaking space to HTML from JavaScript
  2. JavaScript - no-break/non-breaking white space in string
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