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I'm seeing character overlap in displayed mail messages (especially those including bolded words and/or links). (This may be related to a bug in the browser: I'm seeing similar overlapping there, although not precisely under the same conditions as other bugs reported for the browser.) The real problem occurs in message composition, though. As I type toward the end of a line (before automatic word wrap occurs), the cursor position and character display lags behind the actual characters I've typed. For example, when I type the following line: The further in a given line one goes, the greater the "drift. " when I reach the end of the line (having typed through to the closing quotation mark), this is what's displayed: The further in a given line one goes, the greater the "drift Although I've typed the period and quotation, they don't appear yet (although they will if I hide the message window behind another window and then bring it to the forefront again). The cursor insertion bar appears to be between the "f" and the "t." Hitting the delete key twice moves the insertion bar back two characters (between the "r" and "I") but doesn't appear to erase anything. (It has actually erased the quote mark and period, though.) I also occasionally see incorrect kerning of the characters (especially characters "squished together," and sometimes characters that are spaced too far from the word they belong to so that they look like they belong to the next or previous word). Haven't noticed a pattern in that, though. General Font settings: Western Proportional: Serif, Size 16 Serif: Times Sans-serif: Helvetica Cursive: Zapf Chancery Fantasy: Post Antiqua BE Regular Monospace: Geneva, Size 13 Minimum font size: 8 Message Display settings: Same effect whether set to "fixed width font" or "variable width font" for plain text messages. Kept defaults for other settings: Style: Regular, Size Regular, Color default color Wrap to fit window width Display emoticons as graphics Character coding: Western (ISO-8859-1) Display resolution: 96 dpi or 72 dpi, no difference (overlap of bold and linked text in displayed message /may/ be lessened at 72 dpi but is still present) Hardware/Software: Mozilla 1.0 (Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020529) Mac OS 9.0.4 Font utilities installed: ATM 4.6.1 (not ATM deluxe) Font Reserve Browser 2.6 (PPC) Action WYSIWYG 1.0.2
Ann, you could be experiencing bug 148399, which was fixed on June 14. Please try a recent nightly build and let us know if the problem is there or not.
Created attachment 93779 [details] Screenshot of browser showing hyperlinked text overlapping non linked text This is a screenshot of the Mozilla browser window showing the overlapping text (linked text is displayed larger than surrounding text, causing overlaps). This is with the latest nightly build, 2002080208 -- all other system information remains as I first reported.
Created attachment 93781 [details] Screenshot of messenger window showing bad cursor tracking This is a screenshot of my "compose message" window, showing two effects of the overlapping text/non-tracking cursor problem. The first line shows how backspacing does not adequately erase text that has been entered. The last line shows two things: positioning of the cursor to the left of the actual end of the line, and "missing" text at the end (I'd actually finished the sentence with several further characters past what's shown on the screen). Typing here in the text field for the bug submission page is a challenge, as I'm having to do so by "feel (right now the cursor is several characters to the left of what I'm typing, and until I experieinced text wrap I wasn't seeing the last several characters. Now they're appearing ahead of the cursor but at least I can see them! there's another clue, though, after text wrap the display of the text catches up to reality (even if the cursor doesn't).
Okay, I downloaded the latest nightly build, installed it, and tried it out -- same effects. I've added some screenshots that may help.
The second screenshot looks a bit like the one I recently attached to bug 115522.
I experienced a similar problem when receiving a message from Jeesun where all the text appeared bold. After replying to her message I noticed the cursor not keeping up with the characters I typed. She was using Mac OS X and a Japanese Locale. When replying I was with using Mac 9.1 or Mac 10.1.3. Setting this bug to New because I have seen the problem.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
There was some confusion. Sorry, Ninoschka, I should have given you more detail. In fact: 1. I composed a mail on EN windows XP with JA system locale and the mail charset was set to ISO-2022-JP in compose window (this is my default). 2. She saw this problem on her Mac machine when she was trying to reply me. 3. I sent her another mail, but this time, I used ISO-8859-1 charset. 4. She didn't see the problem then. I was trying to reproduce the problem by sending a mail to myself from EN windows XP with JA locale and open it from Mac OSX with JA system locale. I fail to see the problem though.
this is a font measuring bug; this doesn't belong in mail news
Assignee: ducarroz → kmcclusk
Component: Composition → GFX Compositor
Product: MailNews → Browser
QA Contact: esther → petersen
Summary: Problems with cursor bar placement and cursor action mismatches, font display, overlapping text → Problems with caret placement (mismatches), font display, overlapping text (font measuring problem)
Assignee: kmcclusk → dcone
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Created attachment 106425 [details] Maybe the same bug, worst than ever !!! I'm not sure, but this seems quite the same problem, in worst (the 'thing' at the bottom appeared for the first time today). Screenshot realized with 1.1. Still on 1.2b.
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There are several mac bugs that are filed on this issue. I'm not sure if they are the same bug or related. I don't think they are specific to OS9 since I believe I've seen this sort of problem on OSX and comment 6 confirms this. --> All
OS: Mac System 9.x → All
This bug hasen't been touched for years and is clearly unowned. Moving back to default assignee/QA so that people, who are watching those can accurately triage this bug. Also resetting Priority, Target Milestone, Status Whiteboard and Status.
Assignee: dcone → nobody
Priority: P3 → --
QA Contact: chrispetersen → general
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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