#165 No space before colon

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nobody
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2015-09-22
2013-03-09
Anonymous
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It would be nice to have a check, that there is no space before a colon, at least for some languages, where it's applicable.
For example, correct sentence is:
“There was only one possible explanation: the train had never arrived.”
but not:
“There was only one possible explanation : the train had never arrived.”

English Wikipedia says:
“In print, a thin space is traditionally placed before a colon and a thick space after it. In English-language modern high-volume commercial printing, no space is placed before a colon and a single space is placed after it. In French-language typing and printing, the traditional rules are preserved.”
So, probably it would be correct, to check, whether there is a thick space before a colon (not sure, what's the Unicode code for this character) or no space at all.

Discussion

  • Paolo Bianchini

    Paolo Bianchini - 2013-04-13
    • status: open --> open-fixed
     
  • Paolo Bianchini

    Paolo Bianchini - 2013-04-13

    Submitted patch to handle space before : ; and %
    Enabled for the Italian version.

     
  • Daniel Naber

    Daniel Naber - 2014-03-25
    • status: open-fixed --> open
    • Group: --> development version
     
  • Daniel Naber

    Daniel Naber - 2015-09-22

    closing old issues, we're at Github now

     
  • Daniel Naber

    Daniel Naber - 2015-09-22
    • status: open --> closed
     

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