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Re: xterm font causing screen garbage

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: xterm font causing screen garbage
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 19:40:41 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 19 Apr 2004, Eric Lenio wrote:

> I've run into a situation where my application, which uses the forms and 
> panels
> libraries, will pollute the screen with random characters here & there when I
> switch between multiple xterms on my desktop.  There is also a tendency for
> the data in form fields to shift 1 character to the right, affecting the rest
> of the line on the screen even if the field ends before the end of the 
> physical
> screen.
> Curiously the problem does not exist if I switch fonts.
> Really I'm just curious if anyone else has seen this issue.  In my system I am

not I - but I haven't encountered the "Screen15" font alias.
It doesn't appear to be one of Sun's regular aliases - google
only shows some unrelated usage.  One of fonts.alias files should
show what it actually is.

> running Solaris 9, xterm-186 from invisible-island.net, ncurses 5.4 with all
> the latest patches up through today, using Solaris's xfs font server, with 
> font
> 'Screen15'.  I have TERM set to xterm-xfree86.  I do not have a definitive 
> list
> of which fonts work, only that Screen15 seems 'broken'.
> --Eric.
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Thomas E. Dickey

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