What are they good for?
Non-breakable spaces are an important text element in case you want to keep 2 words always together, on one line. That means, they will always stay on one line no matter how you format your webpage or a PDF document.
These are usually numbers along with some metric or imperial unit. But those can also be articles or prepositions.
For instance, in Czech, we use a number of single letter prepositions, so we usually want them to stay together with the word they precede, we do not want them to break off at the end of a line.
How to insert non-breakable spaces in Bohemicus
With Bohemicus, non-breakable spaces can be inserted very easily. Just press the Ctrl+Shift+Space combo… and your non-breakable space will be inserted into whatever program you are currently using. This can be a CAT tool, Word, PowerPoint, POEdit, whatever program you might imagine.
Does it actually make any sense to use Bohemicus for this?
Of course, the majority of modern CAT tools can insert non-breakable spaces themselves, but still, this nice feature comes handy in those obscure CATs, online tools or other programs and utility tools that do not support non-breakable spaces in any way.
Non-breakable spaces and the machine translation functionality
Also, you might want to have your non-breakable spaces inserted automatically everytime you use the machine translation feature, as neither Google Translate API nor e.g. MyMemory can insert them automatically.
For this, please go to the Language&Settings tab and specify which words would you like to have a non-breakable space inserted after. As already mentioned, these can be numbers, prepositions, articles… you can specify them in the corresponding textbox. Please separate them with a comma, do not use any spaces.
Also, you can watch this video to see this feature in action in Bohemicus: