# [NTG-context] Does a "half-space" or small space exist in ConTeXt?

Sun Mar 8 13:45:40 CET 2015

 > You can use \thinspace or \, which is the short form of \thinspace.
>

But \thinspace aka \, is a non-breaking space, isn’t it?

Is there a way to let it break a line if needed in certain circumstances
or is there something else like a “non-non-breaking thinspace”?

Greetings Jörg

On 08.03.2015 12:35, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
>
>> Am 08.03.2015 um 12:24 schrieb Robert Blackstone <blackstone.robert at gmail.com>:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I would like to use something like a "half-space" or small space in a situation where neither no space, nor a normal space is ideal.
>> See the ME:
>> ---------------------------------
>> \usemodule[simplefonts]
>> \setmainfont[Verdana]
>> \setupbodyfont[10pt]
>> \starttext
>> On the third beat a 6th between bass and tenor, {\em \lohi{B}{g}}, moves to the octave {\em \lohi{A}{a} .
>> \medskip
>> On the third beat a 6th between bass and tenor, {\em \lohi{B}{g}} , moves to the octave {\em \lohi{A}{a}} .
>> \stoptext
>> --------------------------------
>>
>> Without a space after {\em \lohi{B}{g}}, the normal situation, the comma is too close to the B, (and the period too close to the A), suggesting some superscript.
>> A normal space does not look nice (but if necessary I could live with it)
>>
>> Is there an intermediate size for a space somehow?
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> You can use \thinspace or \, which is the short form of \thinspace.
>
> BTW. The context version of \medskip is \blank[medium].
>
> Wolfgang
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