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today i was making a scoreboard sidebar for my java server and i wanted to make a name with spaces, i don't know how to do that so i added "_". But it looks horrible, so how can i add spaces to my texts?

On the side of the photo are the names

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You could join the 'fake' players in a team that has a custom prefix/suffix so that you don't need to use an underscore/hyphen. Here's an example:

# Add a team, modify its prefix option, then join the `SMP` fake player in it
team add 15SMP

team modify 15SMP prefix {"text": "15 "}

scoreboard players set SMP <objective> 2

team join 15SMP SMP

This should now display the SMP 'fake' player as 15 SMP in the <objective> scoreboard objective

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  • This is actually a great workaround that I had no idea it existed! I'd just point out I immediately went to try it and turns out the JSON object isn't needed (nor allowed) - you can set the prefix as simply as /team modify 15SMP prefix "15 ". Apr 26, 2021 at 13:04
  • Thank you very much!
    – Faneboom15
    Apr 26, 2021 at 15:02
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Notice the synopsis of the scoreboard add command:

scoreboard objectives add <objective> <criterion> [<displayName>]

It has an optional <displayName> argument, that can be used to set custom, user-friendly names. While <objective> argument must be a unique, one-word identifier, you can set the <displayName> to anything you want.

In order to use spaces in the <displayName> argument, surround it in quotation marks:

/scoreboard objectives add objective1 dummy "Name with spaces"

You can then check it with:

/scoreboard objectives setdisplay sidebar objective1
/scoreboard players set @s objective1 1

EDIT: I noticed you are using the identifiers with spaces in the scoreboard players command as well. Setting display names or using spaces in these identifiers isn't allowed in Java Edition, unfortunately. It is possible only in the Bedrock Edition, as BE uses generic strings as identifiers, whereas JE does not. However, eggohito brought up a neat trick that can circumvent that in their answer!

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  • Thank you very much!
    – Faneboom15
    Apr 26, 2021 at 15:02

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