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How to ContributeNon-breaking comma

15th Oct 2019 20:13 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder

One problem that you may have when adding a locality is how to enter a comma if it's required in the name - because a comma will normally break the locality into different levels.

The answer is to use a special kind of comma called a full-width comma, which you can now copy & paste from the grey text above the locality name on the locality editor (for those of you who have access to do so.)

This character takes the place of the comma AND the space, so do not add an additional space after.   When the locality name is displayed the text will be changed to a normal comma and space.

Example:

16th Oct 2019 06:51 UTCDavid Von Bargen Manager

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It looks like there are two spaces in the name display (edit page - entry field) location list

Wouldn't it have just been easier to replace the semicolon in formatting by a comma?

16th Oct 2019 07:41 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder

No, because there are times you will want a semicolon.

16th Oct 2019 10:02 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder

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Rendering is better now in the lists. 

16th Oct 2019 10:03 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder

NOTE: Normal rules about using semicolon to divide lists of alternative names still applies.

However, don't forget that in 90% of cases alternative names should go in the specific field, not into the locality name itself.
 
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