Escaped space as non-breaking space in viewing mode

Markdown can implement non-breaking spaces as escaped spaces (see R Markdown Cookbook). This appears to be partially supported already in Obsidian editor mode but not in viewer mode.

Steps to reproduce

  1. In editor mode, enter escaped spaces like keep the social \ \ \ distance
  2. Enter viewer mode.

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide? [Y/N]


Expected result

Escaped spaces should be shown as non-breaking spaces in viewer mode.

Actual result

Escaped spaces are shown as the escape character and a space.


	Obsidian version: v1.3.5
	Installer version: v1.3.5
	Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.5.0: Mon Apr 24 20:52:24 PDT 2023; root:xnu-8796.121.2~5/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 22.5.0
	Login status: not logged in
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Restricted mode: off
	Plugins installed: 6
	Plugins enabled: 6
		1: Advanced Tables v0.18.1
		2: Dataview v0.5.56
		3: Linter v1.15.2
		4: Frontmatter Tag Suggest v0.4.1
		5: Tag Wrangler v0.5.11
		6: Text Format v2.2.1

	Community plugins: for bugs, please first try updating all your plugins to latest. If still not fixed, please try to make the issue happen in the Sandbox Vault or disable community plugins.

Additional information

Editor mode:

Screenshot 2023-06-08 at 2.33.32 PM

Viewer mode:

Screenshot 2023-06-08 at 2.33.21 PM

This is not a bug.

This is not part of the commonmark spec. Search/Open a feature request.

Then remove it from editor mode? The bug is the inconsistent behavior.

Please review. Thanks.

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