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Show White Space and TAB does not show all whitespace #827

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Ecroyd opened this issue Aug 31, 2015 · 8 comments

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commented Aug 31, 2015

"View | Show Symbol | Show White Space and TAB" does not show all white space. This also affects "Show All Characters"

To reproduce, create an html page that contains ​&_#_8203;​ (without the underscores) and then copy the character to notepad++. [If this site allows it, the offending char might also be in this paragraph]

8203 is a Unicode character also know as ZERO WIDTH SPACE (ZWSP). This character is intended for invisible word separation and for line break control; it has no width, but its presence between two characters does not prevent increased letter spacing in justification.

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commented Sep 25, 2015

There are more whitespace characters in Unicode. Perhaps the most interesting are:

  • U+0020 "Space"
  • U+00A0 "No-Break Space"
  • U+202F "Narrow No-Break Space"

The normal space is the only of them that is visualised. But it's hardly visible so tiny is the symbol for it. It should definitely be a thicker graphic.

The other two mentioned should have different symbols. Microsoft Word for example shows something like ° for the non-breaking space, but also nothing for the narrow non-breaking space.

There's a more complete overview in Wikipedia (not available in English).

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commented Sep 26, 2015

It would also be a good idea to have those other spaces as a separate item in Style Configurator, so that you can have normal spaces dimmed and special ones popping out.

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commented Aug 4, 2018

See also feature request #4731, also asking for enhanced visuslisation. This feature request #827 is better as it covers a wider range of problematic characters.

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commented Apr 9, 2019

we are closing this issue due to its age and multiple newer notepad++ versions since it was filed.

please update your notepad++ to the latest version Notepad++ 7.6.6.
if your issue persists, and it is still of relevance to you, please feel free to file a new issue.

thank you for your help and best regards.


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commented Apr 10, 2019

@MetaChuh Still not fixed, still a problem, please reopen.

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commented Apr 11, 2019

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commented Apr 11, 2019

How do Scintilla versions newer than Notepad++ 7.6.6's "Scintilla 3.5.6" handle this? If they handle it no differently than this issue describes there isn't much N++ can do and an issue should be raised against Scintilla. However, if newer Scintilla handles these cases, these specific points should be added as comments to a Notepad++ "upgrade Scintilla" issue. After this is investigated, closure (oh, good, I see that has already been done!) is the right action for this issue.

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commented Apr 11, 2019

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