[Geany-Users] change size, color of "show spaces"

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Sat Nov 3 05:46:30 UTC 2018

On Sat, 3 Nov 2018 at 13:59, <bendov at gmx.com> wrote:
> I've tried a long time to find a way to make the tiny dots bigger or
> change color, that show empty spaces between characters.
> Not sure if the size of empty space dots are controlled by the font
> selected.
> If so, there's little difference in dozens of Linux fonts, for size of
> spaces indicators - even if bold is selected.  Generally, I use some
> mono bold font.
> No idea if "spaces dots" color can be specified in a Geany color scheme,
> or if they're set to the same color as some other characters or...?
> Often I can't see some empty space dots unless I move close to the
> monitor.  Those with perfect vision probably don't notice this.
> Periods are often not big enough or enough contrast for scanning or
> editing code.
> Some fonts (e.g., mono on bold) may make periods or single quote /
> apostrophe a little bigger, but not much.

The whitespace "dots" are just that, not characters.

See filetypes.common white_space setting, in particular setting the
last value to true makes it use the background colour which you can
then set to something garishly visible.


> When I eliminate all fonts that don't put a slash or dot in zeroes,
> there aren't many left to find one with larger empty spaces dots or
> larger periods / commas, unless I choose a huge font size.
> What "symbols" in the symbol list font selection does Geany preferences
> refer to?
> Thanks.
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