I think the poster is referring to "extra spaces". That is, more than one. My experience of QS is that it always throws away extra spaces. QV does that in some cases as well, but you could work around it with "Repeat(chr(160),10)" but that trick doesn't work with QS.
CHR(160) works as a leading character in Qlik Sense - I use it always in QlikSense P&L straight table views where i have to create indents and it works. I have never used it in the middle of text string, but i would expect it to work in similar way.
What about "verbatim" variable. Isn't it linked somehow?