Odd apparent cursor movement in mintty (+emacs)

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Wed Sep 22 11:16:00 GMT 2010

On 22.09.2010 09:25, Gary wrote:
> In some file^H^H^H^Hbuffer in emacs(-nox), with mintty maximised, cursor
> movement appears incorrect - moving the cursor forward[1] (emacs'
> forward-char via C-f / cursor right key) incorrectly positions the
> visible cursor 'n' characters forward. The insertion position is
> correct, however - it only moves one character forward.
> emacsclient 23.2, GNU Emacs 23.2.1, if it makes any difference.
> [1] backward, too, but up and down seem unaffected
Do you have any non-ASCII characters on the affected lines? If so, it 
sounds like a mismatch of character encoding between mintty and emacs' 
assumption. What's your locale environment variables?

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