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Re: [lmi] Unexpected character in file history

From: Greg Chicares
Subject: Re: [lmi] Unexpected character in file history
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:16:36 +0000
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On 2016-06-15 18:46, Vadim Zeitlin wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:38:40 +0000 Greg Chicares <address@hidden> wrote:
> GC> On 2016-06-14 20:39, Vadim Zeitlin wrote:
> GC> > On Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:39:29 +0000 Greg Chicares <address@hidden> wrote:
> GC> > 
> GC> > GC> When I pull down the "File" menu, history now looks like this:
> GC> > GC>   1 □quote.cns
> GC> > GC>   2 □quote2.cns
> GC> > GC> I'm not sure the square character is unicode "WHITE SQUARE"

[...it's actually 'LEFT-TO-RIGHT EMBEDDING' (U+202A)...]

>  Here is one possible fix, disabling this character under XP entirely:
> +    if ( wxCheckOsVersion(6 /* Vista */) )


> GC> However, would it even be appropriate to change wx trunk for this?
> GC> Perhaps commit/e5e92c9... really was a useful improvement for msw-xp
> GC> users of right-to-left alphabets.
>  Yes, it fixes a real problem when using Hebrew version of MSW.

Right-to-left msw-xp users probably outnumber me, and the benefit
to them probably exceeds the trifling inconvenience for me, so
restricting this to msw >= vista would make wx worse.

> GC> And perhaps the reason why this happens--on my machine only--is that
> GC> I'm running in a VM with a paravirtual graphics driver.
>  I don't think so. My last hope is that you might be running a different
> and earlier XP version than me: do you have XP SP3

Yes, indubitably: the CDs clearly say service pack three, so
there's no way I could downgrade to anything earlier. Thus...

> GC> You can't reproduce it, our end users won't see it, and it's not an
> GC> actual problem for me, so maybe we should just drop it.
>  I will if the guess above is not correct.


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