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Lines starting with a number break the code formatting

    1375202508 this is the second line

vs

this is the first line

    1375202508 <-- second line Third line


What the above looks like in edit mode:

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I'm kind of confused. I went to the edit field to test this and, sure enough, there were four spaces. So I deleted the spaces and added four more...now it works. – ಠ_ಠ Aug 7 '13 at 16:58
    
That is odd @ಠ_ಠ – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 7 '13 at 16:58
    
why do you keep reverting changes!! – ಠ_ಠ Aug 7 '13 at 17:03
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@ಠ_ಠ - Your changes break the example, that's probably why. – Oded Aug 7 '13 at 17:04
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Your first spaces were &#160;, AKA No Break Space - these are not your regular spaces (ASCII 32).

Changing to normal spaces makes it work alright.

So, with the spaces being char 160:

    1375202508 this is the second line

And without:

1375202508
this is the second line
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Oded -- I am using the spacebar on my keyboard... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 7 '13 at 17:01
    
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA - No copy pasta? – Oded Aug 7 '13 at 17:01
    
See this example: stackoverflow.com/q/18109221/561731 – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 7 '13 at 17:01
    
No copy/paste at all! – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 7 '13 at 17:02
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@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA - That example also starts with char 160. – Oded Aug 7 '13 at 17:02
    
Very odd... I cannot replicate it again... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 7 '13 at 17:03
    
Maybe a Ctrl/Alt/Other modifier key stuck a bit? – Mat Aug 7 '13 at 17:04
    
Idk... I do not think so.... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 7 '13 at 17:18

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