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

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

Quick solution: use this following \u00A0 character code.

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

var text = "a \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 b"; // U+00A0

console.log(text); // a     b

Non-breaking space in unicode:

Unicode code
(by hex number)

JavaScript
(by hex number)

HTML
(by dec or hex number)

HTML
(by name)

U+00A0\u00A0 or \u00a0  or   

Binding non-breaking space to HTML from JavaScript example.

There are few ways how to do it:

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

Check below example:

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
<body>
  <p id="element"></p>
  <script>

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

    element.innerText = 'a \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 b';

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

  </script>
</body>
</html>

 

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