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Bug 146275 - Representation of non-printing characters
Summary: Representation of non-printing characters
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 4619
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Painting & Printing (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@editor
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-09-05 05:15 UTC by pmaciver
Modified: 2009-05-11 12:38 UTC (History)
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Description pmaciver 2008-09-05 05:15:42 UTC
I think that you should also look at the way that non-printing characters are displayed within netbeans. At the moment
it only (as far as I know) allows you to color a while space block by using a color like which I think looks very ugly.
And seeing as I am a user of HAML a lot and tracking down bugs with how many spaces something is indented is an issue
that I have time to time, having non-printing characters look nice on screen is important to me.

I think you should allow the user to select the character and color of character that will be used for this. E.g. use a
dot, the whole character block, a tilde, a comma, whatever. But the user should have the choice over how the various
non-printing characters (White space, end of line, tabs) are displayed.
Comment 1 Vitezslav Stejskal 2008-09-05 12:42:15 UTC
It could be useful. Thanks
Comment 2 Vitezslav Stejskal 2009-05-11 12:38:59 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 4619 ***