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Unicode-Character for soft return?

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Nov 11, 2020

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 Hi, I copy and paste the texts for my InDesign-Document from a Tapform database. It would ease up the use of automated paragraph formats in InDesign very much if I could insert the soft return automatically in the database formula. Is there a Unicode character (or anything else, like a combination of characters) that turns out as a soft return when pasting in InDesign? Neither “Line Feed (LF)” U+000A nor “Carriage Return (CR)” U+000D seem to work. 

InDesign 16.0 on a macOS 10.15.7

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Unicode-Character for soft return?

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 Hi, I copy and paste the texts for my InDesign-Document from a Tapform database. It would ease up the use of automated paragraph formats in InDesign very much if I could insert the soft return automatically in the database formula. Is there a Unicode character (or anything else, like a combination of characters) that turns out as a soft return when pasting in InDesign? Neither “Line Feed (LF)” U+000A nor “Carriage Return (CR)” U+000D seem to work. 

InDesign 16.0 on a macOS 10.15.7

Thanks in advance!

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Best to refer to the official Unicode character charts at https://home.unicode.org/

U+2029 is used to represents a line break within a paragraph, aka "shift-Enter" or "soft" line break.

See https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2000.pdf

 

Note: LF is just a line feed, that is, moving the insert cursor to the next line, but without moving it back to the left margin. CR is a hard return, paragraph marker, or whatever you want to call the character put into the file when the Enter/Return key is pressed.

 

These terms harken back to the early days of modern computing in the 1950s and 1960s, and generally refer to "analog" manual typewriters.

 

 

 

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