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HTML5 Client and In Game Text Files Readability

LianreLianre Member Posts: 3
Hello all!

So I've recently started playing MUDs again after a hiatus and found that the default client for Achaea has had vast improvements over the ten year gap, so much so that I've been comfortably using it (and even making a serviceable little system).

My one gripe with this is how it displays text when reading letters, or journals, etc. It doesn't display the text as it is input, as it deletes extra spaces, which results in ascii art and tables getting squashed up and unaligned.

Does anyone know if there's an option in the settings to fix this? I've tinkered with some things but haven't stumbled onto anything that'll help me out. When connecting through Mudlet, everything displays as it looks on notepad when I write them, but on the client, it looks like this:

https://puu.sh/sJOVm/d3b15d5837.png

When it should looks like this:

Comments

  • NazihkNazihk Member Posts: 993 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited December 2016
    This is because the Nexus client is not using a monospaced font as default.

    In the lower right corner click the icon for settings and then change the font to "Monospace (Traditional)". This should resolve the issue.

    At least, this is almost always the issue people have when they complain about this.
  • LianreLianre Member Posts: 3
    Here are the results when testing with Monospace. Still no good, sadly, even though it shows in the first screenshot that it is all getting entered correctly into the editor in the game.

    Editor: https://puu.sh/sJPDW/eef8d2c8ac.png

    Output: https://puu.sh/sJPEP/e9b5c7e968.png
  • NazihkNazihk Member Posts: 993 @ - Epic Achaean
    Oh, okay, I misunderstood your problem there. 

    I think that is actually an issue with the way the Nexus client parses the input, then. Not sure what you can do about it, aside from using a different client.
  • ZahanZahan ValhallaMember Posts: 203 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Right, that's because it's not an issue with Nexus.  Nazihk had the right intentions though.

    The real problem is the achaea editor.  It doesn't let you use multiple spaces.
    Click here for Nexus packages
    Currently available: Abs, Cnote, Keepalive, Lootpet, Mapmod
  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    I've added some changes in that force read items to line up correctly (forcing monospace), which should alleviate these issues.
    Kyrra
  • ZahanZahan ValhallaMember Posts: 203 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Zahan said:
    The real problem is the achaea editor.  It doesn't let you use multiple spaces.

    Had a friend inform me that it now does.  Checked and it does.

    Now I get to rewrite a bunch of crap in my journals to finally look nice with open spaces instead of using characters to achieve tabbing.  Yeehaw.
    Click here for Nexus packages
    Currently available: Abs, Cnote, Keepalive, Lootpet, Mapmod
  • LianreLianre Member Posts: 3
    Might need a bit more tinkering in the code, Tecton, but thank you for your fast response!

    Spaces after letters seem to work so you can have multiple spaces show, but my table is still a bit displaying as it did in the screenshots provided. It could also be because I'm copy/pasting directly from a notepad file but with no special formatting, I don't think it would affect it.

    https://puu.sh/sK4Cz/dd04973bc8.png
  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    Well, looks like it's not an issue with the client, but more an issue when editing things -NOT- with the in-game editor. I'm on the case.
    Valaria
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