Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130103
gvim is confused by Japanese star
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:47 EST
gvim thinks that a Japanese star is a signle width character,
whereas in fact it is a double width character in Koichi fonts.
Note that gnome-terminal forces the star into single cell,
and so regular tty mode vim works fine. It looks quite ugly though.
Mozilla shows normal double-width star.
To reproduce, visit any webpage with star (it's on every other
Japanese webpage, and I'm going to attach a test file).
Select and paste into gvim, observe the fancy effects when
cursor starts flashing :-)
The UTF-8 code for the character is 0xe29885 in big-endian
Created attachment 102777 [details]
File with star (UTF-8)
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
This seems to work in FC4T2 with vim-X11-6.3.067-1.
Although the fix was to treat the star as a single cell character. Eww...