Bug 147899 - Quoted characters off by one
Quoted characters off by one
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Malcolm
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Reported: 2005-02-12 06:50 EST by Paul F. Johnson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-03-04 11:06:20 EST
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2005-02-12 06:50 EST, Paul F. Johnson
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Description Paul F. Johnson 2005-02-12 06:50:48 EST
Description of problem:
The > in quoted text is incorrectly positioned - it is one character before the
signature or where text is typed. This means that the > will re-appear if it has
been deleted and a return entered.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on reply to an email
2. Delete some text and enter a carriage return for some whitespace
Actual results:
The > returns

Expected results:
White space should be there

Additional info:

Screenshot attached to demonstrate the problem

Using gtkhtml3-3.5.6-2
Comment 1 Paul F. Johnson 2005-02-12 06:50:48 EST
Created attachment 111025 [details]
Screenshot demonstrating the problem
Comment 2 Daniel Malmgren 2005-02-13 12:22:31 EST
I confirm this. It is really irritating. It's not always off by one
though, it sometimes gets off by more. It's like the outer left part
of the message window isn't redrawn like it should (?).
Comment 3 Daniel Malmgren 2005-02-14 12:21:32 EST
Played around a bit more today. It seems that I was right in my
suspicion, the text area isn't redrawn as it should. Scrolling down
the text area and then up again everything looks as it should.
Comment 4 Dave Malcolm 2005-02-14 12:33:41 EST
Many thanks for the updated information.

As a temporary workaround, I've been switching to HTML composition
mode (which doesn't have this bug) when composing replies, then
switching back to text mode before sending the mail (distasteful but

Looks like this has been reported upstream here:
Comment 5 Dave Malcolm 2005-02-14 13:35:05 EST
OK, it's tracked upstream here:

It's been fixed in upstream CVS, so should be fixed in the next
tarball release.
Comment 6 Daniel Malmgren 2005-03-04 07:59:55 EST
Yep, this works fine now, after upgrading gtkhtml3 to 3.5.7. I guess
this bug could be closed now...
Comment 7 Dave Malcolm 2005-03-04 11:06:20 EST
Resolving: fixed in Rawhide

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