Xft drawing leaks
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Feb 19 17:56:14 EST 2008
Didier Verna writes:
> Maybe this is already known, but just in case, I've posted a screen shot
> of my Gnus Group buffer in which I did a mouse sweep over all groups in
> order to have them displayed as selectable (mouse clickable). The same
> effect can be achieved with paren-mode's matching paren face.
> As you can see, there are residues of the face all over the place...
This is well-known Xft and/or freetype breakage in the computation of
text extents; they don't take antialising "smudging" of the glyphs
into account. Both GNU Emacs and Firefox suffer from related problems
(Emacs users report the font turd effect, Firefox clips too tightly.)
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