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Re: cursor-type as bar

From: Markus Gritsch
Subject: Re: cursor-type as bar
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 07:33:11 +0100
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J. David Boyd wrote:
address@hidden (J. David Boyd) writes:

Markus Gritsch <address@hidden> writes:


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,

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.

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

Could you please provide screenshots?

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