Hugh G. Rection
You can cheat and look at the HTML of a page where the user appears to find out the coding to include in your brackets to represent the "space" needed. I assume this would work just as well for another character such as a period.
Thanks for the idea, but no-go. The HTML code is "& # 4 6 ;" without the spaces. When I use it, it just changes back to a ".".