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This is a documentation subpage for Template:Nb.
It contains usage information, categories and other content that is not part of the original template page.


{{nb}} inserts up to 10 consecutive non-breaking spaces at the position where the template is placed.

The default, and intended action is to insert a single non-breaking space.


There is only 1 parameter, which is unnamed and optional.


The template's syntax is

  • {{nb|number value }}

To insert a single non-breaking space, you don't need to enter any parameter. Just type

  • {{nb}}

Optional parameter


Number of inserted spaces

You can insert up to 10 characters by entering a number value (from 2 to 10) as the first parameter. This parameter is unnamed, so no parameter name has to be included.

  • If the given value is invalid, the template will an error message.
  • {{nb|1}}


Overriding wiki preformatting

Any string or group of strings indented by a single space character will be pre-formatted and displayed in a box.


If you enter the code:

 This text is pre-formatted.

the output will be:

This text is pre-formatted.

By using this template, you can override this function.


If you write:

{{nb}}This text is pre-formatted.

the output will be (notice the single space character indent):

 This text is pre-formatted.

Correct use

Case What you type What you see Comments
No parameter Separate{{nb}}words Separate words Inserts a non-breaking space
1 2}}more{{nb|5}}separate{{nb|9}}words Even  more     separate         words

Incorrect use

Case What you type What you see (error message)
1 < 1 0}}words SeparateError in {{nbsp}}: number of spaces can't be 0 or negative, minimum is 1.words
1 > 10 11}}words SeparateError in {{nbsp}}: too many spaces, maximum is 10.words

See also

  • {{sp}}: Inserts a single, regular space character. For use in templates, parser functions, and tables.
  • {{space}}: Inserts any one of a number of different space characters.