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### starting or trailing white space in zk-label.properties

I'm almost embarrassed to ask this question but how do I get extra white spaces in the language (Labels) properties file, starting and trailing.

In zk-label.properties I basically have

my.key=  value


which I want 2 spaces before and after

my.key=<SPACE><SPACE>value<SPACE><SPACE>


when loaded it trims the spaces and all I get is the value.

I have tried:

\u0020
\\u0020
<br>
&nbsp;
\ \


Looking at the code Maps.load(Map, InputStream, String, boolean) it simply calls Strings.skipWhitespaces() or Strings.skipWhitespacesBackward() but never tries to resolve the unicode or anthing.

What am I missing?

### starting or trailing white space in zk-label.properties

I'm almost embarrassed to ask this question but how do I get extra white spaces in the language (Labels) properties file, starting and trailing.

In zk-label.properties I basically have

my.key=  value


which I want 2 spaces before and after

my.key=<SPACE><SPACE>value<SPACE><SPACE>


when loaded it trims the spaces and all I get is the value.

I have tried:

\u0020
\\u0020
<br>
&nbsp;
& n b s p ; (none breaking space)
\ \