worksforme, linux trunk build 2002-05-10-21. I see the 5-character nodeValues render correctly.... Does this problem happen with rc2?
OK, confirmed that the trunk works fine but the branch gets this wrong... Over to layout -- the DOM is doing the right thing, since you can see the leftmost pixels of the other chars.
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1.0 branch is basically dead; once 1.4 ships it _will_ be dead. wontfix, since the trunk is fine.