The variables are Unicode, HTML, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and the software used by the forum. And temperature and air pressure and GMT, plus or minus.
The objective is to attempt to add more than sacred convention to the end of a sentence.
En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre… Así empezó. La inmortalidad de la palabra fluyó de la pluma cervantina.
Above one sees the “everybody does it” spacing some love and admire because everybody does it. Others may not share the same stylistic preferences, much less the motivation. Let us now attempt to add some space, with & nbsp ;, without spaces, of course.
En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre… Así empezó. La inmortalidad de la palabra fluyóde la pluma cervantina. If the browser doesn’t truncate, we should see a bit more space.
It appears to have worked. Inserting the html non-breaking space code, & n b s p ;, with no spaces between those bold characters, does add space. It doesn’t seem to be an em quad, but that is for another day’s experiment.
Now, let’s see if repeating the html code adds still more space.
This is conventional text. Having hit the space bar three or four times following the period-full stop, the html—browser tandem should have truncated it to a single space. And so it has.
This is a conventional test. Having inserted a single space…
This is a convention overturned test. An additional space is sought.
This is convention disregarded. We shall see what happens when inserting the code twice.
Final test. Code plus single trailing space inserted four times.
Parameters include ancient (hyperbole. Just relatively old.) ipad, current ios safari. Will try later with latest Windows 10, Chrome and Firefox, and also with OSX, running FF and Chrome. Don’t touch that dial, kiddies, The Loooooone Spacer chides again! Hi Ho Tantric!