Bug 135528 - Character display corrupts under flashing cursor
Character display corrupts under flashing cursor
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-10-13 06:48 EDT by David Wood
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-18 05:50:42 EDT
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Description David Wood 2004-10-13 06:48:18 EDT
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Description of problem:
Editing a file using gvim, displayed with Luxi Mono 9 or smaller, on a
1280 x 1024 screen resolution, the character under the flashing cursor
becomes corrupted while highlighted.  Changing to Luxi Mono 10 or
larger solves the problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
vim-X11 1:6.3.030-1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gvim with Luxi Mono 9
2. Position the cursor over a character (ie. ! or p)


Actual Results:  With a highlighted 'p' the character is replaced by a
black square, alternating with the black cursor rectangle.
With a hightlight '!' the character is replaced by a black vertical
line alternating with the black cursor rectangle.

Expected Results:  Normal character displayed

Additional info:

I don't believe I saw this under the fc3test2 release.
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2004-10-13 07:44:37 EDT
I cannot reproduce this here with a system updated to the latest 
packages. What is your LANG environment set to ? And do you have 
the latest pango/Xorg packages installed ? 
Comment 2 David Wood 2004-10-13 10:20:28 EDT
pango 1.6.0-3     xorg-x11 6.8.1-4     LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
Reproducibility appears weirder than I originally thought!
My .gvimrc file has this ...
set gfn=Luxi\ Mono\ 9
set lines=45
set columns=140
set bk
set bdir=.
set shiftwidth=3
syntax enable

Try typing a row of ssssssssssssssssssss  and then highlight some of
the characters backwards along the line to shade them grey.  I'm
seeing some of the letters replaced with black squares.  Even a letter
to the right of where I start highlighting can turn into a black
square.  However, partially sliding the gvim window off the screen and
back again refreshes the characters and grey shading perfectly again.
Comment 3 Karsten Hopp 2004-10-18 05:50:42 EDT
I still can't reproduce this with exactly the same packageversions 
and your .gvimrc. This very much looks like a problem with your 
setup, either the graphics hardware (it would show in other 
applications, too) or software. 

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