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Indentation using '\t' in GUI Memo


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I got a GUI memo which loads it's text from a data source similar to this:

local text = [[Long text document here...    value 
property    value2]] 

Now, the problem is to make the indentation to the word 'value' equal on both the lines (using a non courier font), usually '\t' would have solved this, but in this case it only outputs '\t' as in it's source. Inserting and justifying with space doesn't work either since the vertical lines never get's straight. Any ideas or alternatives to '\t' in lua?

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Whitespace would have the same effect as regular space, it may look nice in the code editor where the font is courier or monospace, (all letters has equal width), the problem is that even if the layout looks nice in the code it won't be a straight vertical line in game (with a different more nice looking font), of course there are other solutions like changing the layout of the text or use courier or moonscape fonts for example but I can't really see why it should be any difference in lua compared to kind of all other languages where you can make nice looking table structures using '\t'.


This appears to produce the same result, '\t' is just ignored, there might be a reason for it in some cases but somehow it must be possible to solve.

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