Right alignment (justification) of a PHP string

In a project the client wanted that I right align numbers in a table that have text-align: left table cells. Great that PHP has a core function named str_pad which helps solving this situation. So in my case I used

echo '<td><span class="white-space-pre">
    ' .  str_pad( $number, 6, ' ', STR_PAD_LEFT ) . '
</span></td>';

Then I had to fix the white space issue because it looked like this:
without-white-space-pre

After adding the following CSS rule it moved like I wanted.

.white-space-pre {
    white-space: pre;
}

with-white-space-pre

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About Michal Zuber

Full stack developer, biker and rollerblader. Owner and developer at https://nevilleweb.sk/ Co-founded http://neville.sk/ Blog at https://michalzuber.wordpress.com/
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