I am using LibreOffice for the first time, verion 220.127.116.11 on Windows 10 64-bit. LibreOffice Writer (LOW) It seems to give special treatment to double-spaces that are pasted into a document. It converts the first space into a nonbreaking space, and leaves the second space as normal. Single spaces are also left alone.
The source file is plain text, editted in vim. If I replace all double-spaces by triple-spaces, then no spaces are converted to nonbreaking spaces when pasting into LOW. When I change the triple-spaces into double-spaces again, then I re-observe the above conversion of double-spaces.
I have never before seen such a conversion when pasting from any file (text, code development environments, or word processors) into any other file, so I can only assume that this LOW behaviour is by design.
(1) What is the logic behind this conversion?
(2) Is there any way to disable it?