Show invisible characters (tab, space, return) in field

Kaveh Bazargan kaveh at rivervalleytechnologies.com
Fri Dec 7 20:12:18 EST 2018


Thanks Bob. I did mean non-printing characters. I think just space, tab and
return.

The problem with replacing with with a character is that of course it is
not a space any more, so text would not wrap as normal. I need the user to
edit as normal and with normal functionality but see the normally invisible
characters. So seems I would need a native solution. :-(

On Sat, 8 Dec 2018 at 00:22, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Not natively. You would have to replace every non-printing character
> (that's what you mean by invisible I suppose) with a square digbat or
> something. If you want to filter for only printable characters, I have a
> function that dies that, and also there are regex strings for that sort of
> thing.
>
> Bob S
>
>
> > On Dec 7, 2018, at 15:44 , Kaveh Bazargan via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is there any way of seeing invisible characters in a text field, similar
> to
> > the view in text editors and word processors?
> >
> > --
> > Kaveh Bazargan
>
>
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