It seems to me from my recent experience importing text into dreamweaver that there are different kinds of spaces in different kinds of text and that not all of the code that defines these spaces is visible in the HTML. I am talking about ordinary spaces not non breaking spaces. For instance text coming in from MS word has double wide spaces at the ends of sentences but they read as one space. Does anyone have any insight for me on this?
Contiguous spaces are compressed by html and displayed as a single space. Usually, I ignore it. But when required to make a more 'formal' page, I use find and replace to insert a nbsp after period.space, questionmark.space, etc. It's a pain.
Not quite the same but a collegue of mine was almost ripping his hair out trying to debug a Filemaker Pro action using an external txt file as instructions. After abouf 3 hours he realised that the txt file was in arial. Changed to system font and the problem went away. For some reason the " in arial was dissimilar to the " in system font. Dunno why. This was on a Mac.