QM Criteria for Spacing and Whitespaces (QM v7.0)

Consecutive Whitespaces

Checks whether the document paragraph contains any consecutive white spaces. You can determine that no errors are to be reported for consecutive white spaces if these also occur in the same way in the source paragraph.

For this criterion, the filter for similar errors groups errors with the same white spaces order.

Tabs

Checks the consistent use of tabs in the source and target paragraphs.

For this criterion, the filter for similar errors groups the following error types:

  • Different use of tabs in the source and target paragraphs
  • Tabs missing in the target paragraph
  • Additional tabs in the target paragraph
  • Different tab/white space order in the target paragraph

Bounding Spaces

Checks the consistent use of white spaces at the beginning and end of a paragraph.

For this criterion, the filter for similar errors groups errors with different leading and trailing white spaces.

Consistent spaces around placeables

Check the consistent use of white spaces before and after placeables in the source and target paragraphs. If the position of the placeables is different in the target text, e.g. if the placeable is located at the beginning or end of the sentence in the target text, it will be taken into consideration, and no additional (unnecessary) space will be inserted.