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[Bug 868686] Re: [nc] Ubuntu Mono: Italic characters are cut off on gVim on Windows XP


** Project changed: ubuntu-font-family => fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)

** Changed in: fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Low

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  [nc] Ubuntu Mono: Italic characters are cut off on gVim on Windows XP

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Bug description:
  Using gVim on Win XP, italic characters are cut on the right when they
  are highlighted.

  In attached screenshot, gVim highlights all characters in the same
  column. When moving from left to right, all italic characters in
  another line are cut off. After being highlighted the characters stays
  with missing pixels until you switch windows.

  Tested with other fonts and couldn't reproduce with Consolas, Deja Vu
  Mono, Droid Sans Mono. This happens even when Cleartype is off.

  I couldn't trigger this bug in others text editors so these are the
  steps to reproduce in gVim. You can download it at

  Included themes does not use italic characters by default so you
  should install solarized for gvim from
  https://github.com/altercation/vim-colors-solarized to make this
  easier to trigger

  Once you have installed the app and the theme and installed Ubuntu
  Mono in the system, open up gVim and begin typing:

  :set guifont=Ubuntu_Mono:h13
  :colorscheme solarized
  :set cursorcolumn

  Press i to enter insert mode and type in the file:
  <!doctype html>
  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

  Now you can use the toolbar or menu to save the file. Save it with a
  .html extension.

  Press Esc to leave insert mode. Now click at the beggining of the second line.
  Start pressing l (lowercase L) to start moving to the right.
  Now you should notice that the characters in the first line are cut off on its right side.

  Also notice that this does not happen when moving from right to left.

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