Displaying space caracters
I’m looking for a way to display space in notepad++ like any standard text editor.
Here an example to explain my issue:
We are going to display the next sentence in both notepad++ and a standard text editor like the default windows one.
“Hello, here i’m going to put 5 space caracters and then ending with a dot .”
Result in standard editor:
“Hello, here i’m going to put 5 space caracters and then ending with a dot .” --> the 5 space represent a certain amount of pixels
Result in Notepad++:
“Hello, here i’m going to put 5 space caracters and then ending with a dot .” --> The 5 space represent less amount of pixels.
So if i try to display a text representating a table, the normal view would be: (i’m using hyphens for space due to this page rendering who is deleting extra spaces …)
in notepad result is:
Name Age From
Kris 22 UK
Jane 34 BE
The view of columns are note readable by eyes …
Anyone have an idea how to fix it ?
After some more research i finally figured it out … just by changing my font to another one with serif …
That was so basic that i’m ashamed …
Then topic RESOLVED
Even when marked as resolved maybe someone else might find this interesting.
What you need is called a monospace font.
Nice article on CodeProject site.
Hello, Christophe, and Claudia,
The link given in your post, Claudia, is quite valuable ! On May 2014, on SourceForge forums, I posted a similar list of monospaced fonts, but yours is more detailed ! Thanks for sharing it :-))
So, Christophe, you could, also, glance at my post, from the link below :
For actually displaying the space characters see menu => View => Show symbol => Show white space and tab.