On a Mac, entering a non-breaking space is very easy. On my iPad with iOS 7 installed, I want to enter a non-breaking space. But I find no way.

I have tried the mic on the keyboard. It gives me this :

Espace insécable


I would prefer a solution coming from the keyboard. I would also like a palette offering characters or snippets.

  • In which application do you want to enter a non-breaking space character? – nohillside Jan 31 '15 at 9:16
  • @patrix — Usually, Safari. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jan 31 '15 at 12:43
  • You should be able to copy paste any character from apps like Unicode Map, and also create a keyboard shortcut to create this character by typing something else. – Tom Gewecke Jan 31 '15 at 12:51
  • @Tom — I like the idea of a keyboard shortcut. How could I create one? – Nicolas Barbulesco Jan 31 '15 at 13:21
  • See if this helps: ipad.about.com/od/ipad_basics/ss/… – Tom Gewecke Feb 1 '15 at 0:39

Find one in a web page (even a page you create yourself, inserting  ) and then copy it to the clipboard. Paste it in when needed.

  • This is what I do. – Andrew Larsson Apr 16 '16 at 21:02
  • @AndrewLarsson — In what application do you do the copy? – Nicolas Barbulesco May 22 '18 at 10:58
  • @NicolasBarbulesco Any text application should work -- Notes, Pages, etc. Are you having a problem with it? – Tom Gewecke May 22 '18 at 12:25
  • This didn’t work for me :( – gen-z ready to perish Jul 8 at 20:59

In my jailbroken iPhone4 with iOS 7.1.2 I have installed Persian Keyboard iOS5+ from the BigBoss repository in Cydia. For my native language Farsi, this keyboard has non-breaking space near the Space button.

In the image below I have typed the translation of the non-breaking space in Farsi نیم‌فاصله which the correct form is the last line with non-breaking space between ‍نیم and فاصله. The middle line has normal space and the first line has no space.

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If your device is jailbroken maybe there are alternatives for the keyboard in the Cydia repository for your preferred language.

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    While I can't jailbreak the device in question, I don't think the answer deserves a downvote! +1. – Pekka 웃 Apr 24 '16 at 10:40
  • Thank you. But I would prefer a solution without jailbreak. Do you know one? – Nicolas Barbulesco May 22 '18 at 11:01

For a palette with all Unicode characters, try Unicode Pad.

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