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Visual Characters plugin

See invisible characters like non-breaking spaces.

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This plugin adds the ability to see invisible characters like   displayed in the editable area. It also adds a toolbar control and a menu item Show invisible characters under the View menu.

Type: String

  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  plugins: 'visualchars',
  menubar: 'view',
  toolbar: 'visualchars'


This setting affects the execution of the visualchars plugin. Characters can be configured to be visible by default using this option.


This option enables specifying the default state of the Visual Blocks plugin.

Type: Boolean

Default Value: false

Possible Values: true, false

  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to the HTML
  plugins: 'visualchars',
  menubar: 'view',
  toolbar: 'visualchars',
  visualchars_default_state: true


The Visual Blocks plugin provides the following JavaScript command.

Command Description
mceVisualChars Toggles visual characters on/off.



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