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Re: cursor-type as bar

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: cursor-type as bar
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 00:32:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Markus Gritsch <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman wrote:
>>     To really be usable, the bar cursor should be drawn *between* the
>>     characters, e.g. shifting it width/2 pixels to the left.
>> I thought the bar cursor WAS drawn between the characters.
>> If that is not the case, it is a bug--would someone please fix it?
> Just being curious: Is there any progress with this issue?

I looked at it briefly.

The problem is that the current code expects the cursor to be drawn
inside a single "character cell".  Consequently, to distribute a bar
cursor of width > 1 evenly between two cells requires non-trivial
changes to the redisplay code (and the changes must be made to each of
the X, w32, mac ports).

IMO, we shall not do anything about it before the release.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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