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Re: cursor-type as bar

From: J. David Boyd
Subject: Re: cursor-type as bar
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 15:46:30 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (J. David Boyd) writes:

> 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.
> Dave

Oops, sorry.  I'm using Emacs 22.0.50 on linux (mandriva le 2005), and the bar
cursor does not hide the letter 'i' ....

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