View Full Version : Invisible Space in Text String

12-13-2011, 04:12 PM

I need your help.

I would like to insert a few blank spaces in a text string:


string = 123456(space)(space)(space)7891011

How do you do this?

Thanks a bunch


12-13-2011, 04:22 PM
Your description is not easy to understand ... first of all I would say

myString = "123456 7891011";

But this might be too easy. On a second glimpse I would assume that you actually have a string already and you want to insert three spaces after the first 6 characters ... is that true?

var myString = "1234567891011";
myString = myString.substring(0,6) + " " + myString.substring(6);

On a third glimpse ... you were talking about invisible spaces ... what would make those spaces invisible?

Nevertheless, this is a generic function were you can give the insert positon and the number of spaces as parameters

function insertSpaces(theString, insertPosition, numberOfSpaces) {
var returnString = "";
for(i=0; i<numberOfSpaces; i++) returnString += " ";
return theString.substring(0, insertPosition-1) + returnString + theString.substring(insertPosition-1);