Bug 54704 - Jumping text in Balsa "To:" field
Jumping text in Balsa "To:" field
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: balsa (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-10-16 14:50 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-22 02:06:35 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2001-10-16 14:50:35 EDT
Description of Problem:

In "Compose" of Balsa when writing recipient in "To:" field of a new
message a typed text jumps right and left apparently depending on
a number of characters typed.  This may depend on a choice of fonts
but it happens at least with
-b&h-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-*-18-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1
and
-b&h-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-*-18-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-2
but not, for example, with
-b&h-lucidux mono-medium-r-normal-*-16-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-15

If one will type spurious characters to force a text to jump
left then these extras can be erased and the text will stay left.
I did not observe anything like that in other entry fields
(but, come to think of it, I did not try 'Cc:').

The same effect was also observed on another system where some
other fonts were used (some courier, I think).

BTW - a choice of a default font is pretty terrible (unreadable
on most displays) and it is not really obvious how to change these.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-10-22 02:06:30 EDT
I can't reproduce the font jumping in balsa-1.2.1-1, which will be in rawhide
soon. It also has a somewhat better default font (of course, that's always in
the eye of the beholder. :) )
Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2001-10-22 14:43:41 EDT
Yes, indeed. An absence of wildly jumping strings seems to be a difference
between balsa-1.1.7-5, as included in Enigma-RC2, and balsa-1.2.1-1.

As for defaults fonts they seem to be now indeed only "tiny" instead
of "unreadable". :-)

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