you could also clone or fetch from my fork on github: https://github.com/jtoelke/tmwa-client-data
and start your client with the options
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manaplus -u -d /path/to/client-data
and play on the main server while using the updated files.
I did exatcly that. I've been playing using "your" files now for two days, and so far I couldn't note any differences, so it seems your reformatting doesn't cause any trouble. Of course, I can't say I talked to each and every NPC or tried each and every thing you can do in this game, but I've tried quite a lot, and had no trouble whatsoever. I'll keep on playing using your files Jenalya, if anything should come up I'll post here.
Just something I was wondering about, Jenalya's .xml files seem to be different from the "official" ones (those that came with the last automatic update). I came across this rather randomly, when trying to correct a mistake in one of the .xml files (Crusade Helmet; problem: character's hair could still be seen when standing facing to the left or walking to the right; that problem only occured while using Jenalya's files, seems to already have been fixed on the main server). Now I can't say I understand to a full extent how exactly an xml file works, but I understand enough to see that the xml files on the main server are different from Jenalya's files (and the difference is not limited to separators being tabs versus spaces). The difference I noted is that Jenalya's file, for example, has four lines below "animation direction=down" (action name = walk) whereas the "official" version has six.
Now my intution told me that when testing things you should always use the latest version. But being a "computer idiot", it is highly likely that my intution is wrong here.
Of course, I'm not asking any of the devs to explain to me how xml files work, their time is too precious to do that. All I'm asking for is a simple yes/no answer to the following question:
Does the difference I noted matter at all when testing whether a tab/space reformatting for consistency causes any trouble?