Non-breaking spaces can be copy/pasted from the browser to the document content, but not to the Find or "Replace with" fields of the Find & replace tool, making it difficult to write tutorials for operations where the user needs to search for or replace non-breaking spaces.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Copy string containing non-breaking space from a web page.
2. Paste into "Replace with field"
The space becomes a normal space (copy it from the "replace with" field and paste it into document to verify).
The space should remain a non-breakable space
Pasting first into the document, then copying it from the document and into the Find & replace tools conserves the non-breaking space.
Operating System: All
Version: 184.108.40.206 release
Reproducible with LibreOffice 220.127.116.11.0+ under Ubuntu 13.10 x86-64.
Best regards. JBF
It's not our bug. When requesting plain text format from firefox (for pasting into those textboxes) firefox provides the text with the non-breaking spaces already converted into regular spaces. See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=359303
If you paste as html from firefox into writer, the non-breaking spaces are provided, and then if you copy that text from writer into find and replace we transport the non-breaking-space through just fine.