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Re: cursor-type as bar

From: J. David Boyd
Subject: Re: cursor-type as bar
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 14:11:29 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Markus Gritsch <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> I would like to use a bar cursor, instead of a block cursor.
> (setq default-frame-alist '((cursor-type . (bar . 2))))
> The problem is, that the bar cursor is drawn like a block cursor, only 
> using a smaller width. To really be usable, the bar cursor should be 
> drawn *between* the characters, e.g. shifting it width/2 pixels to the left.
> On the attached Emacs.png the 'u' is partially hiden by the bar-cursor. 
>  It is even worse when the cursor is placed at the 'i', in which case 
> the letter is hidden completely.  The attachment SciTE.png shows a 
> screenshot of the OpenSource Scintilla text editing widget, which shifts 
> a 2 pixel wide bar-cursor one pixel to the left.
> Kind regards,
> Markus

I'm using Emacs 22.0.50 on cygwin (windows xp), and the bar cursor does not
hide the letter 'i', as it is moved a tad to the left.


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