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Re: widely-spaced characters in rxvt
René Berber wrote:
Daniel Barclay wrote:
What causes rxvt to switch to displaying characters with lots of space
in between them?
The font it's using.
But why exactly would it display characters with lots of space between them?
Surely the font isn't designed that way.
What is actually going wrong?
You have to check what's the default font  or if you changed it .
Rxvt*font: -bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-medium-r-normal--*-160-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1
I have not ~/.Xdefaults
There was a thread on the list, long ago, about the default being a font
that comes with the X11 fonts. I'm not sure what's the case right now,
but a widely-spaced font sounds like a font that you have installed but
lacks the necessary hints (that's a X11 font term).
It sounds like a bigger problem than hints. They're for kerning, making
small improvements to renderings, etc., right. From the symptom I'm getting,
it seems that rxvt doesn't even know how wide the individual glyphs are.
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