[Pkg-urxvt-maintainers] [Bug 309792] Re: rxvt-unicode: Excessive font spacing
309792 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Apr 29 18:07:34 UTC 2011
I don't really know the history behind this issue, but i did some
When i configure my ~/.Xdefaults as only:
I get the behavior described in this bug. If I do a `xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults` from the command line, I get no change in behavior. HOWEVER, if I instead execute `xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults`, then open a new terminal, line spacing is proper. Looking at the scripts in the /etc/ directory, i believe Ubuntu loads the ~/.Xdefaults using -merge.
Digging deeper with xrdb -query, I added added the following line to my .Xdefaults:
Then the problem re-appears.
Workaround for issue described in bug:
run `xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults` sometime early in the xinit process.
letterspace patch seems hackish if issue can be worked around as above
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rxvt-unicode: Excessive font spacing
Status in “rxvt-unicode” package in Ubuntu:
Binary package hint: rxvt-unicode
I'm having a problem with font spacing in urxvt. All characters seem
to have excessive white-space in between each other. I use DejaVu Sans
Mono (size 8) and there is a big difference between xterm and urxvt.
Heres a mockup of what I mean: http://i35.tinypic.com/qsmp.png
(stolen from an ArchLinux forum post here: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=55634 and another related
thread here: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=44800)
My .Xdefaults looks like this:
urxvt.font: xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:size=8
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