Depicting Spaces

Subject: Depicting Spaces
From: "John J. Gardiner" <john -at- johngardiner -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 11:09:14 -0700

I am developing docs that include examples of code. These code snippets include very important spaces among other characters. The number of successive spaces is important too. My client has asked that I find a means to indicate that a specific number spaces exist in the code via some sort of symbol, such as an underscore. So an example of code would look like this in the doc:


Obviously, users would need to know that the underscore is not used in the code, but simply represents a space. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to handle this effectively in docs?

John J. Gardiner
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