Mofi wrote: The tab character is a whitespace character and the whitespace characters space and tab are delimiter characters inside the wordfile. Therefore it is not possible to define a tab character as "word" to be syntax highlighted.
But there is no need to use a syntax highlighting wordfile for highlighting tabs and spaces. Simply enable View - Show Spaces/Tabs and use View - Set Colors - Spaces, Tabs, Line Ends to define the foreground color for the replacement characters in this special view mode.
Mofi, this answer was posted in 2011. Six years later, I'm using version 23.00.0.43 and the elements of the View
menu have changed. Set colors
no longer appears as an option. Do you know if there is still a way to change the color of these characters? I'm finding it difficult to see them because they are a very light gray against a white background. I can make out the line terminators, but the spaces and tabs are very small.
I've searched in the UE forums, and on Stack Overflow and haven't found anything more recent than your reply above. I'm hoping you or someone else has found a way to do this. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.