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Derek Read

Reply to: Makro Search Entity and Replace it

[I don't see a screenshot here. If you are having difficultly with that perhaps you should open a support case with XMetaL Support so we can discuss via email.]

It sounds like the issue is really that a no-break space is rendered like a “regular” space (which is normal since they do generally look identical but behave differently). Is your ultimate problem that your authors are unable to figure out which character is which when comparing a space to a no-break space (U+0020 vs U+0160)?

In your final document (what you need to save to disk) do you need to save the entity or the character to disk?

If you can avoid the use of entities then other means for identifying no-break spaces might be implemented. If you really need to use entities then I can have a look at these scripts again.