Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#5592 confirmed New Feature

Display unprintable characters

Reported by: Artem Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: General Version: 3.0
Keywords: Cc:


It would be nice if I can view unprintable characters of used formatting in CKeditor. Is it possible to make button for display and hide such unprintable characters?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Jakub Ś

Status: newconfirmed
Version: 3.0

I assume that author means characters like: space,  , tab, line break etc.

Such elements could be for example marked with grey colour when toolbar button is pressed. I'm not sure what could be used (if anything) for line breaks as they don't take up any space.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Jakub Ś

#12573 was marked as duplicate.

Currently this is undoable because browsers take care of rendering text.

As mentioned by @Reinmar perhaps we could make something like a11ychecker mode and show non-printable characters then.
We could search for all spaces and tag endings (e.g. </p> </div> <br/> etc.) and wrap them in styled spans. This could be shown when some toolbar button is pressed or highlighted when keyboard shortcut is used however editor would have to be made read-only. There wouldn't be possibility to show these characters and edit content.

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