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How could I encode space in .vimrc? This is required here:

set list
set listchars=tab:→\ ,

As you see, I use comma to workaround this issue, but I want something like

set list
set listchars=tab:→{U+0020}
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The solution is to just use a literal space.

Simply use execute:

execute 'set listchars=tab:> '

Or, as Christian Brabandt points out in the comments:

Alternatively, you can use let &listchars="tab:>\u0020", see :h expr-quote


Note that unicode sequences may be entered via <C-v> if it is followed by a 0, x, or other specifiers (they determine the « format » of the following code).

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    Alternatively, you can use let &listchars="tab:>\u0020", see :h expr-quote – Christian Brabandt Feb 1 at 9:19

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