Zero-Width Space Bookmarklet

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What is a zero width space?

A zero width space is an invisible character (​) that is used in different programming languages. It is not visible to the human eye, but it can be seen when viewing a file in a text editor.

This space has two purposes:

  1. To take up space in order to make other characters line up better.
  2. To act as a placeholder for where other characters will be inserted.

How Zero Width Spaces Work?

The use of Zero Width Spaces is not limited to inserting spaces, they can also be used for other purposes such as:

  • Adding spacing between words or letters in a sentence without adding an extra line break.
  • Adding space before and after links and images in order to make them easier to click on.
  • Separating words in URLs and email addresses when you need the URL or email address to be at least one character long (e.g.,

How Zero Width Spaces Differ From Other Characters?

Zero Width Spaces are invisible characters that are used in the Unicode standard. They are also called Non-Breaking Spaces.

The Unicode standard does not specify how to render these spaces, so they can be rendered as space, non-breaking space or no space at all.


A Zero-Width Space is a space character that is not included in the regular Unicode character set

The Zero-Width Space bookmarklet is a browser add-on that inserts a zero-width space character between two words

Yes, this tool is totally free.

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