Readme.txt Display Strangely in Readme tab

Hi, I’m an enterprise user using this version: 7.4.4-ee 150a4f5.

I have a project that has a “readme.txt” file. The file contains ASCII characters of 80 characters per line and tabs and space. The display on the Gitlab project page under the readme tab does not show any of the whitespaces correctly. The readme gets picked up but the text is kind mangled. Almost as if it’s been passed through HTML parser.

The same readme.txt file displays on Github correctly as raw ASCII text files.

This is not a markdown question. Trying to get the same type of output as Github has as in these examples: (scroll to bottom) or (at the bottom).

Is there another extension that I can use to tell Gitlab to display the readme as a raw text and no markup or parsing?