A list of punctuation characters to treat as part of the word, rather than as word boundaries. By default almost all punctuation characters are treated as word boundaries.


You cannot specify spaces, returns, and tabs as TangibleCharacters.

This parameter has no effect when MatchWholeWord is set to False.

For more information on using TangibleCharacters to specify punctuation characters to match, or to match punctuation at the start of a match, refer to IDOL Expert.


You can override the value of this parameter for specific actions by setting the TangibleCharacters action parameter.

Type: String
Default: None
Required: No
Configuration Section: Eduction
Example: TangibleCharacters=-/\@
See Also: MatchWholeWord